Hyatt Place Rooftop Bar Opens Tomorrow

According to General Manager, Trenton Keelan, the original plans for the rooftop at Knoxville’s downtown Hyatt PlaceĀ  called for a modest space for hotel guests with some arrangement for private events. That changed after the obvious demand for public access. Plans were redrawn for the space to meet codes for a public space – and […]

Sapphire Lays Claim to Its Story at 428 South Gay Street

Located at historic 428 South Gay Street, Sapphire has been a downtown cocktail destination since 2005. A dozen years in is long enough for a business to reevaluate itself, take stock of strengths and look toward its future with fresh eyes. That’s what owner Aaron Thompson – who started there as a bartender, becoming the […]

Sapphire on Gay Street

I’ve probably mentioned Sapphire before, but I’ve never really focused on it that I recall. I know I’ve taken photographs there, though I may not have identified the place in the background. One of my first downtown meetings was to plan “Dancing in the Streets” with Knox Heritage and we met on a Sunday to […]