Downtown Knoxville Alliance Poised to Usher the City into a New Era

When I moved into downtown Knoxville in 2009 and stumbled into the Central Business Improvement District, now re-branded as the Downtown Knoxville Alliance,  it was already sixteen years old. Formed in 1993 during some of downtown’s most difficult years, the purpose was to pool a small tax on downtown residents and businesses and leverage that […]

Perennial Question: What Does Downtown Need?

It may be the most asked question in Knoxville at least for this young millennium, second perhaps only to, “Can I have money for the bus?” Metro Pulse used to keep it posted as a never-ending source of conversation, if not amusement. But what’s the answer? It’s complicated. A lot depends on who you ask. […]