Big Brothers and Big Sisters of East Tennessee: How to Stay Connected in a COVID-19 World

We're learning to operate our personal and work lives in very different ways in the midst of a pandemic. Each new restriction, whether offered as a suggestion or an order, requires rethinking our normal patterns. We've even relearned hand washing and … [Continue reading]

COVID-19: Updates for 3/24/2020

As of roughly noon Knoxville time, here is the current situation with acknowledged cases and deaths: World: 400,412 cases, 17,451 deaths U. S.: 49,594 cases (5,860 added since about 10 p.m. last night), 588 deaths (35 added since last … [Continue reading]

Kaizen Announces Move to Old City

Kaizen, a very popular downtown restaurant that opened nearly four years ago at 416 Clinch Avenue, will soon move. The new location at 127 S. Central Street is the previous location of the Underground portion of the Crown and Goose and will offer … [Continue reading]

COVID-19: Babalu Closes Permanently, Local Chinese Group Donates Over $10,000, Other Updates

Babalu has announced that their Knoxville restaurant will not reopen, serving a blow to a large number of employees and leaving a large empty space on what has been the most successful block of Gay Street. The chain and the location have been … [Continue reading]

Oddities Hair Parlour To Open at 1520 North Central

Again, as we weather the current pandemic, there are plans being made for new businesses that will help us recover as we move forward. I'll spotlight those as we wait for this season to pass. Oddities Hair Parlour is one such business. Planning to … [Continue reading]