Tommy Trent’s Old Tyme Sports Bar to Open Soon

It’s not as if Scott and Bernadette West need something more to do with their time. In addition to operating Preservation Pub and Scruffy City Hall and, along with family, Uncorked and Earth to Old City, they’ve got construction underway at 26 Market Square for Bernadette’s Crystal Barrooms set to open in September. They’ve also […]

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 […]

Market House Cafe Opens Today at 36 Market Square

It was a year, a week and a day ago that Orange Leaf Yogurt vacated the premises at 36 Market Square very suddenly. Just a couple of months later a handshake between Scott West and Ken Mills set the course for a new West family business to assume the vacant space. While the precise make-up […]

New Business Coming to 36 Market Square!

It didn’t take long, which is in itself an indication that there is no need to despair about downtown when a few businesses close. Orange Leaf Yogurt closed at the end of 2014 due to problems which had nothing to do with Market Square, downtown or even Knoxville. Still, coming with all the other closures, […]

More Homes around Market Square, CDC Tour 2013

In this final post from the Community Design Center Tour, we’ll look at several homes: one owned and others leased. Some are newly built in old buildings and one has been around for a while. All offer excellent views and one has a roof-top deck, something not found with great frequency around downtown. The first […]