Ham’n Goodys Opens at 505 S. Gay Street

Knoxville has another great local business tucked around the perimeter of the Embassy Suites. With the addition of Ham’n Goodys, which opened last week, the hotel now is host to Knox Mason, K Brew, Top Golf, CJ’s Tacos, Wake Foot Sanctuary and Spa, as well as the new confection store. It’s an impressive lineup in […]

COVID-19: Business Updates with A Dopo, Embassy Suites, Tree and Vine and Citifid-o

This is part of an ongoing series checking in with downtown businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can find the other installments of this story here: Part 1 (Sapphire, An Anonymous Business, Emilia and Knox Mason), Part 2 (Tomato Head and the West Family Businesses) Brian Strutz with A Dopo Pizzeria “A Dopo closed on […]

Food Boxes Distributed at Embassy Suites, Showing Knoxville Love

Today, at Embassy Suites (507 South Gay Street), from 9:00 a.m. and running until noon or the boxes run out, food boxes and bags will be handed out to any area workers who have been laid off due to the COVID-19. It’s an idea that started with Tracy Hicks, General Manager at the Hotel. It […]

CJ’s Tacos Opens at 507 South Gay Street

CJ’s Tacos, who many of you know from his taco tent or from Chris Jones’ food truck, has opened his first brick and mortar location inside Embassy Suites. A soft opening last weekend attracted lines as the word spread. He’s humbled and grateful for the journey he’s taken to get to this point. Born in […]

Wake Foot Sanctuary and Spa Opens Inside the Embassy Suites

Ami Patel, owner of Wake Foot Sanctuary and Spa inside the Embassy Suites at 507 South Gay Street (enter through Union Avenue entrance), searched with her husband, Alpesh Patel, owner of the new downtown Embassy Suites, for businesses that were local or very different from currently available downtown options. On a trip to Asheville, the […]