IndiaFest Comes to the World’s Fair Park This Weekend

It might be a surprise to some (it was to me), that the latest festival to hit downtown has been going strong since 2005. Traditionally held at the Hindu Community Center and Temple, its growth has paralleled the growth of the local Indian community which numbered in the low hundreds in 1992 when the Temple […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (9/15 – 1/24/2019)

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go […]

Updates for Your Weekend

Here are a few points of interest from the week and the weekend as you take that well-deserved break: The groundbreaking for the $10 million Urban Wilderness Gateway Park was held Wednesday at the southern end of the James White Parkway. Designed to be the major entry-point to the 1,000 acre Urban Wilderness, it will […]

Knox County Schools and TVA Near Deal: Andrew Johnson Building Hangs in the Balance

An agreement in principle has been reached between Knox County and TVA to have the school system offices moved to TVA’s east tower. The deal also involves Summer Place and was explained yesterday to a joint meeting of the school board and county commission. The commission must give final approval before the contract can be […]

Hope Brothers Building at 428 South Gay Street to Add Residences

The building at 428 South Gay Street, which houses Sapphire in its storefront, was built after the 1897 Gay Street Fire. The current five-story building replaced a shorter, three-story building destroyed by the fire.  A shoe store initially, it later became Fidelity Trust Bank for nine years. In 1929 it became Hope Brothers Jewelry, eventually […]