Broadway Market Reopens at 900 East Hill Avenue

It’s been a circuitous journey for the “little market that could.” It started at 1328 North Broadway two-and-a-half years ago. The business moved just a few doors down almost a year later to 1322 Broadway, before leaving that location in search of a new home. It took over six months to land, but it has […]

Vine Furniture: Family Serving Friends Downtown For 75 Years

It’s not the flashiest or the trendiest business downtown, but it’s been quietly serving the city center and nearby areas for three-quarters-of-a-century. Founded in 1944 by George Hoffner, Jr., the business has remained in the same family’s hands throughout it’s history. The story really goes back another generation. George Hoffner, Sr. owned City Furniture Company […]

Geezers Brewery Prepares to Open Tasting Room on 5th Avenue

Geezers Brewery has been a growing presence on the Knoxville Craft Beer scene for years in one form or another as they’ve grown and evolved organically. Their passion for home brewing and mountain bikes, developed into a blog in 2010. That eventually gave way to a focus on the brewing and on developing a long-term […]

First Century Bank Brings Community (and Maybe 21st Century) Banking to Downtown Knoxville

First Century Bank is relatively new to downtown Knoxville, but it’s been around (officially) since 1899. President and CEO Rob Barger says they have records that indicate it was doing transactions even earlier. I’d noticed they moved into one of my favorite downtown buildings at 625 Market Street and when branch manager, Jeremy Loftis, contacted […]

Event Shop Offers Event Planning from Downtown

When Event Shop opened on Jackson Avenue last year, it seemed an unlikely spot for the new business. The Jackson Avenue viaduct outside the address is set to be demolished, rendering the address less than ideal without a very long ladder. It might seem just as unlikely that Holly Holloway and Brooke Carper, two young […]