Blackhorse Brewery and Downtown Pub to Open on Gay Street

Word has been circulating for a while that Blackhorse Pub and Brewery was coming to 430 South Gay Street. It’s the former location of Five Bar and, before that, Arby’s at the corner of Union and Gay, arguably the intersection at the heart of downtown. While many may miss the previous restaurant, in Blackhorse, downtown […]

Sheer Inspiration Pole Fitness: Pole Dancing in the Old City

When my friend Eva (Ginger by Choice) recently told me her pole dancing class had moved to the Old City, I was surprised. When she said it had been downtown on Main Street for years prior to that, I was even more surprised. I’m not sure the last time there were active poles downtown, but […]

Making a City More Beautiful, One Piece of Wood at a Time

You may have seen his work around town or you may have attended an event at Ironwood Studios at 119 Jennings (Just off Central), the 17,500 square foot space occupied by his woodworking studio and Preston Farabow’s metalworking studio. The space is often converted to an art show or used for a charity event. But […]

A Major Downtown Restaurant Closes on Gay Street

It’s been sometime since a major business on Gay Street closed its doors. Restaurants, in particular seem to be bustling with waits often the norm. For Urban Woman and me, this one stings a bit as it was one of our favorite restaurants – particularly for brunch, but often for dinner, especially when we had […]

PostModern Spirits Introduces Knoxville’s First Single Malt Whiskey; Announces Expansion into Nashville Area Markets

  A lot has happened in just over a half year since the opening of PostModern Spirits and Methodology, it’s tasting room, cocktail lounge. Owner Stanton Webster says response has been very supportive of both bottle sales and cocktails at the tasting room. It’s allowed the business to find its feet financially and to buy […]