Startup Culture is Alive and Well in Knoxville

There are so many slices of Knoxville. We may inhabit one and step into another two or three from time-to-time, but there are many of which we know not. My hunch is that most people living in and around our city have no idea that there is an active, vibrant start up culture in our […]

Updates for Your Weekend

Here are a few points of interest from the week and the weekend as you take that well-deserved break: The groundbreaking for the $10 million Urban Wilderness Gateway Park was held Wednesday at the southern end of the James White Parkway. Designed to be the major entry-point to the 1,000 acre Urban Wilderness, it will […]

Have You Noticed We Have a Race for Mayor? A First Look at the Candidates

It’s been eight years since term-limited Madeline Rogero became Knoxville’s first female Mayor. She followed a popular mayor in Bill Haslam, who left to assume office as Tennessee’s governor and an interim of service by Dan Brown, Knoxville’s first African-American mayor. Her eight years have seen the continued resurgence of downtown Knoxville and the city, […]

Help Pick the People’s Choice Sculpture (and hunt for Waldo while you’re at it)

Every spring one of the most exciting parts of downtown’s re-emergence from the cold, hard reality of winter is the fact that colorful, often whimsical and sometimes beautiful or moving sculptures begin to spring up on Krutch Park. Art in Public Places features large scale sculptures that are installed around the area, but are particularly […]

A Long-term Downtown Business Closes

In 2004 downtown Knoxville was a very different place. It wasn’t all bleak and abandoned, but it was a far cry from what we experience every day in 2017. Many of the goods and services we take for granted now were in short supply. Coffee, for example, which can be had in numerous locations and […]