Kaizen Opens New Location at 127 South Central Street

A favorite downtown restaurant has moved to a new location and is open for outdoor dining. As I first reported last March, Kaizen owners Jesse Newmister and Maragaret Stolfi made the decision to move to a larger location and, just as they began making the move, the pandemic hit. It might have appeared to be […]

New Location Announced for the French Market

The struggles of the French Market at their current location have been well documented. At odds with Rick Dover, the developer of the Farragut, the business has not, by any account, had an easy last year or so. The photograph in this article of the current location pretty much sums up the difficulties. Last month […]

A Downtown Business Offered at Auction

Dream of owning a downtown boutique? You might be about to read about the easiest opportunity you’ll likely ever have. It was just a few days shy of a year ago that I met Margaret Stanley, who had just opened Bootleg Betty the week before. She’d just arrived in Knoxville two months earlier, fallen in […]