Construction Updates!

Interior construction of The Tree and the Vine, Union Avenue, Knoxville There are a number of widely anticipated renovation and rehabilitation projects going on downtown and some of the changes have been quite remarkable the last few days. In fact, things are moving so quickly I had to return to the square for more pictures […]

Urban Outfitters Pauses in Knoxville

Cool, but friendly Urban Outfitters, Knoxville, October 2011 It was an odd sight at the corner of Church and Gay earlier this week. A make-shift barricade segmented a portion of the parking lot which was thereby pronounced a retail establishment open for business. A small sign on the sidewalk beside Gay Street declared that Urban […]

Jewelry Here, Graffiti Gone

There is a lot happening on and around Market Square this week. I’m not talking about the kinds of events that so often surprise me. I’m talking about comings and goings and permanent changes. For a long time I’ve watched and commented on several possibilities that are now coming to fruition – or can something […]