Three Downtown Businesses Announce Permanent Closures

It seemed likely that there would be businesses which simply could not hang on during months of shutdowns, illness of employees and the discomfort many feel venturing out. Other variables also impact particular businesses in ways we might not expect. Some of the closures we’ll see in coming months were likely coming for other reasons. […]

New Sculptures Added to Krutch Park

One of the initial complications of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent shut down was it all hit just about perfectly at the time we would normally see an influx of new sculptures to Krutch Park. The installation was delayed until this past Saturday, at which time they were put into place in two shifts. […]

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, […]