Be a Good Sport at The Central Collective

Today yoga teacher, blogger and vlogger Leslie Ellingburg, first featured on this blog┬ájust about a year ago, brings us up-to-date with Central Collective, the incredible space I’ve written about here (when they purchased the run-down building) and here (when they opened Central Collective in their stunning newly renovated space). If you like what you read […]

The Central Collective Comes to Life – And Has an Open House

When I first wrote about the plans for 923 North Central Street, or as it is now known, “The Central Collective,” readers might have been easily forgiven for thinking the entire project was a fool’s errand. When I showed the building to Urban Woman just over a year ago she said some equivalent of, “bless […]

Vintage Building Finds New Life: News from North Central Street

Long term readers of this blog know that I love it when old, unused and seemingly unwanted buildings find new life. I’ve learned a great deal about this sort of re-purposing over the years that I’ve written about downtown Knoxville. I’ve seen so many buildings I thought were worthless spring back to life. Of course […]

Downtown Pie: From Desolation to a Dream, Introducing Dale’s Fried Pies

A couple of years ago my friend, Shaft, decided he needed a downtown spot for pie. His mental image of a small diner with a glass display case offering fresh, homemade southern pies quickly turned to a quest. Likely, there was a time when several places downtown competed for “best pie” prizes, but clearly the […]