Details Emerge for Vietnamese Restaurant Coming to Gay Street

Starting with the moment a small sign was posted in the window of the former location of Potbelly sandwich shop at 522 South Gay Street, speculation and curiosity has been strong regarding who was bringing Vietnamese food to Gay Street. Details have … [Continue reading]

The Tennessee Theatre Purchases Four Floors of the Mechanics Bank and Trust Building

Mechanics Bank and Trust Building, 612 South Gay Street, Knoxville, January 2018

I first wrote about the Mechanics Bank and Trust Building at 612 South Gay Street about four-and-a-half years ago. The article focused on the amazing fifth floor of the building. Almost a year ago I, again, wrote about the Mechanics Bank and Trust … [Continue reading]

Violins of Hope Offers a Somber Glimpse of the Past, A Testament to Human Resilience

I rarely write about specific gallery exhibitions. I was moved to do so for Violins of Hope, the most recent exhibition at the UT Downtown Gallery after attending the ribbon cutting and opening ceremony last Friday. Mayor Rogero offered opening … [Continue reading]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (1/6 – 1/15/2019)

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 … [Continue reading]

A Parking App is Available and More Spaces Are Coming: A Downtown Parking Update

Very early in my stint as a downtown blogger I was told by a city official that parking was a never-ending conversation in every city. Obviously, it was true. We were talking about downtown parking in 2010 when I started this blog and the topic just … [Continue reading]