Cruze Farm Announces Opening of Permanent Downtown Location

It’s been an increasingly open secret in recent weeks that something was up with Cruze Farm and a possible downtown location. Given the success of two pop up shops in downtown the last couple of years, anticipation of an announcement has been high. I recently spoke with Colleen Cruze Bhatti to get the details and […]

Yes, Knoxville, They Are Open: A Look Inside Recently Opened Businesses

I love letting you know when something new is coming to downtown, giving you the backstory on the people behind the business and spreading the pre-opening excitement just a bit. That said, I sometimes hear that readers knew a business was going to open, but didn’t tune in when it actually happened. It’s sometimes nice […]

A Favorite Downtown Business Returns to the City

I’ve never seen anything like it in the years I’ve been writing about downtown businesses. Some businesses seem to hold a lot of promise, sometimes I’m not so sure. Sometimes I am pretty accurate in my assessment of their prospects and sometimes I’m surprised at their success  – or the lack of it. Last summer […]

A Downtown Knoxville Summer Summary?

Temperatures outside hover in the nineties and the humidity seems to hang somewhere between swamp and sauna levels. Summer certainly doesn’t seem to be near finished. The calendar states very clearly that we remain short of the half-way point of that hottest season. Still, there are other, more cultural calendars that indicate summer is ending […]

Cruze Farm Milk Bar Pops Up Today

Sometimes the universe atones for itself. After a relatively mild run, summer began both technically this week and with a harsh reality that has Knoxville baking. What could balance out this unfortunate development? Cruze Farm ice-cream might do the trick, right? Well, just in time for the worst of the heat, Colleen Cruze and the […]