Knoxville’s Own Petro’s Chili & Chips Carves Its Spot in the Downtown Market

Petro’s Chili & Chips opened in its new Market Square location last Thursday to a large response. Downtown workers have told me since the announcement that Petro’s was coming to 2 Market Square that they were happy to have a fast, counter-service restaurant to patronize during lunch and they have come out in such great […]

Another Market Square Business Closes Its Doors

I mentioned when Blue Coast closed a few weeks ago that we probably weren’t finished for the year. I didn’t have any inside knowledge. I hadn’t heard any rumors. It’s just the way it works each year around December: businesses that have been hanging on close. Maybe their leases end. Maybe they are looking at […]

The Juice Bar Coming to 2 Market Square

A group of local investors is bringing the Juice Bar to Market Square. Knoxville currently has two locations, one in Turkey Creek and the other in the Homberg area of Beaden. The photographs you see here are from the Bearden location which, I’m told, will greatly resemble the Market Square restaurant. I spoke to one […]

Knoxville Graphic House Leaves Market Square/Rococo Closes

This time of year often produces retail shifts – as we saw last year when several businesses closed or moved. As of December 1, we’ll see the a change on the square this year. It’s a good news story: Knoxville Graphic House, which has taken an increasing share of space from Rococo over the last […]

Friday Business News: Rococo Opens at 2 Market Square

Well, not quite at this moment – but tomorrow. Owner Courtney Coffey will open her new boutique in the prime corner location on Saturday, June 2. After a number of months with a vacant store-front and rumors of a mattress store that excited no one, the right store seems have converged with the right place […]