100 Block Officially Reopens with a giant Block Party

´╗┐ Balloons Mark the Entrance to the 100 Block of Gay Street, Knoxville, October 2010 ´╗┐First Friday featured celebrations all over downtown. One of the biggest was on the 100 block of Gay Street which has finally reopened after a lengthy and painful reconstruction. The wait has been worth it. Crowds Fill the Street at […]

Taking Care of Business

If there is one constant downtown, it’s the flux. Businesses come, businesses go, businesses get proposed and forgotten. Here are updates on a few that I’ve spotted: New windows, 37 Market Square, Knoxville, September 2010 Framing for the entrance at 37 Market Square, Knoxville, September 2010 37 Market Square seems to be coming along in […]

"The 100 Block"

As I approached the 100 Block of Gay Street for today’s ceremonial re-opening, I was reminded how special this spot is in downtown Knoxville. I think the western side of this block contains one of the prettiest line-ups of facades in the city. Shorter in stature, longer in character, perhaps, they have their own style. They […]