Emory Place Development News (Plus a Concert Ticket Giveaway)

Featuring some of the most attractive downtown buildings, Emory Place once featured its own market house and sat at the north end of the street car line. Intended to be a sort of second Market Square, it has retained some of its symmetry and appeal, if it has lost some of its energy in recent […]

Crafty Bastard Begins Brewing, Announces Official Opening Date

  It’s almost funny to announce an opening of Crafty Bastard. Founders Aaron McClain, who handles the brewing, Jen Parker, who handles publicity and social media, have been ever-present at various beer events around the city for some time. Long-time home-brewers, many local beer lovers have enjoyed their various quirky concoctions for some time. The […]

Yoga, Dragon Boats, Rappelling and Block Parties, Oh My!

I absolutely cannot let this past weekend go without comment. Last Saturday offered downtown residents a stunning array of possible activities. We had the Market Square Farmers’ Market, a Jazz Festival featuring all day jazz events at Scruffy City, a CD release party with Keith Brown and a Jazz Jaunt with Jack Neely, as well […]

A Look Inside First Christian Church: A Dewhirst Property

I’ve sat on about half of these photographs for nearly six months, sort of waiting for the story of the First Christian Church to emerge. The other half of the photos were taken last month when I got a second look inside with a smaller group. Plans haven’t been cemented for the space, though anticipation […]

First Friday and a Great Weekend in the City

Downtown bustled with major crowds all weekend. Friday night brought out-of-town UT fans into the city for the game, First Friday events and the usual Friday night craziness. Saturday offered the Farmers’ Market, Chess in Krutch Park, the game and gospel music on the square. Sunday crowds built from the earliest brunch times through the […]