What in the World is a Scrappalachian Metal Work?

Gregory Tune’s business is, perhaps, an unlikely one. Located at 141 West Anderson (less than a block west of the heart of Happy Holler), you know something funky must be happening here when you see the bench out front made from the tailgate of a truck and other found metal parts. A mustached, pipe smoking […]

The Proposed “T at Riverfront” Grows from Nineteen Stories to Twenty-Six

Is the skyscraper back in vogue? If the current version of the proposed “T at Riverfront,” is constructed, it would be the second tallest building (by stories) in the city behind the First Tennessee Plaza. Its base, however, would be down the bluff from the main elevation of downtown and, so, it would not tower […]

South Knox Healing Arts Opens at New Location

Evelyn Barnette moved her South Knox Healing Arts into a space inside The Bees Knees Hairdressing SalonĀ at 1133 Sevier Avenue across from Alliance Brewing Company. It’s a continuation of her commitment to a lifelong interest in massage therapy and to south Knoxville. Originally from Gallatin, Tennessee, she left there just after high school even though […]

Matt Robb’s Biscuits & Brew Opens at 800 Market Street

Last April when I first wrote about Matt Robb’s Biscuits and Brew, the plan called for it to open in May. This being July, you might imagine a few misadventures happened along the way. While it took a little longer to open his doors and start serving his amazing biscuits and Counter Culture coffee, open […]

A Gay Street Business Closes, So Does Part of the Street (and an Art Exhibition Opens Briefly)

It was just a year-and-a-half ago that I announced the opening of Potbelly Sandwiches at 522 South Gay Street. It was the second Knoxville franchise location operated by the same investment group and operated by local musician and businessman Mark Ray. It took the place of the recently closed Lenny’s Sub Shop at the same […]