Magnolia: Whispers from History and Conversations for the Present

William Faulkner in Requem for a Nun said, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” The quote is instructive today as the United States deals with its past on many fronts. A nation whose past includes genocide of an entire race to acquire land to establish its boundaries and enslavement of another race to […]

Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes Project Set to Begin Soon (Plus Some Fun Cumberland Avenue Info)

August 9 at 10:00 AM, ground will be broken marking the start of phase one of the Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes Project. Work is expected to begin immediately after and is anticipated to require close to a year for completion. Vaughn and Melton Consulting Engineers will complete this phase with Bryan Berry serving as Project Manager […]

Marcus Hall Discusses His Rise, Fall and Return to Marc Nelson Denim

It’s been an emotional journey for Marcus Hall. After a run as the poster-boy for Knoxville success, filled with charm, good looks and a seemingly thriving business, all while being hailed for bringing denim manufacturing back to Knoxville, his arrest shocked the community. His prison sentence shocked him and forced him to confront his entire […]

Electric Company Lofts Opens Quietly, Extends Downtown Fringes

While it might seem that the stock of older, pre-war downtown buildings available for redevelopment has been expended, there are actually quite a few. Not necessarily located in what we now think of the downtown core, quite a few sit just to the east. One such building is located at the corner of Willow and […]