Business Updates and Changes, Plus New Unofficial and Slightly Twisted Walking Tours

Downtown in this era is a constant re-working of a giant jigsaw puzzle of shifting shapes. At the vortex of much of that change has been the West family and their various enterprises. Their businesses on Market Square currently include Uncorked, Earth to Old City, Preservation Pub, Scruffy City Hall and Market House Cafe. Changes […]

Building Purchased on Market Square: New Business Announced

When Rita’s Ice closed after nine years at 26 Market Square, the location seemed unlikely to remain empty for long. But there were questions: Given the increasing price of rent on Market Square would a chain take the space? Would the vacant second floor find a use? A chain of some sort seemed likely. A […]

A Market Square Business and a Union Avenue Business Close

It’s a truth that may be hard to keep in focus in these heady times in downtown Knoxville, but businesses don’t always make it and the ones that are successful for a period of time don’t stay forever. There may be direct and obvious causes or there may be nothing discernible beyond the simple numbers. […]