Wake Foot Sanctuary and Spa Opens Inside the Embassy Suites

Ami Patel, owner of Wake Foot Sanctuary and Spa inside the Embassy Suites at 507 South Gay Street (enter through Union Avenue entrance), searched with her husband, Alpesh Patel, owner of the new downtown Embassy Suites, for businesses that were local or very different from currently available downtown options. On a trip to Asheville, the […]

K Brew Downtown Opens on Gay Street

In addition to the opening of the Embassy Suites at 507 South Gay Street last Thursday, a number of ancillary businesses opened at the same address. Alpesh Patel, Embassy Suites owner and developer, was very deliberate in bringing local or unique businesses to the hotel, making the prime downtown corner an attraction for locals as […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (11/17 – 11/26/2019)

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 […]

Old City Performing Arts Center Announces Indiegogo Campaign, Grand Opening, First Season for River & Rail

It’s been a year and a half since the announcement that River & Rail Theatre Company would open and operate the Old City Performing Arts Center at 111 State Street. After a large amount of work behind the scenes, the OCPAC is nearing the end of initial phases of preparation and will open soon. A […]

Rhythm N’ Blooms Unlikely to Happen Next Year (Or Ever?)

You may have seen this reported in Compass (subscribe if you haven’t), or elsewhere, but because it is significant news for downtown, I wanted to mention it in this space: At least a temporary end has been declared for the Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival. Last Friday afternoon, Dogwood Arts issued a statement regarding the […]