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 […]

Downtown Knoxville Set to Get Modern/Old Fashioned Pharmacy on Gay Street

It’s been number one on virtually every local resident’s list of businesses we need downtown. What seemed like nothing more than a dream a few weeks ago is now set to become reality: Locally based, family operated, Caremax Home Health Care will open a pharmacy in the Phoenix Building at 418 S. Gay Street. Plans […]

Two Magnificent Homes: Mary Boyce Temple House and Glencoe Penthouse

  This is going to be more of a photo essay of these two beautiful residences. This will be the final post centered on the City People Downtown Home Tour 2013. The first I’ll spotlight is the Mary Boyce Temple House. I first wrote about this lovely home in September 2010 – just over three […]