New Development Comes to the Corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Street

The building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Street sat vacant for years. Built over 100 years ago, it had seen better days and stood by itself across from the opulent and refurbished Knoxville High School built in about the same era. Originally constructed as commercial space on the main floor and residential […]

A Downtown Building Finds a New Purpose; A Downtown Institution Plans Move

Unless you’ve had a car repaired there – and many people have over the years – you’d not likely be familiar with the building at 213 E. Fifth Avenue. Should you have reason to drive east on Fifth Avenue past the old Knoxville High School, future home of senior housing, you’d pass it on your […]

GEO Hair Lab is Open and Rocking Fifth Avenue

Last September I told you about Jeremy Wann’s intention to open GEO Hair Lab. Opening a salon isn’t that unusual, but opening one on Fifth Avenue would not have seemed possible just a short time ago. Only a concept at that point, the concept has become a very attractive and successful reality. I stopped in […]

Take a Sentimental Journey: Parkridge Home Tour 2015

The Parkridge Home Tour fell at the same time as the Open Streets event making for a conundrum of sorts for me and a number of others. Each started at 1:00 PM, though the Parkridge event lasted two hours longer, ending at 6:00 PM. Both are integral to what this site has become about: Better […]

GEO Hair Lab to Open on 5th Avenue

When I met Jeremy Wann to talk about GEO Hair Lab, his new project set for 300 West Fifth Avenue, I had to make a confession. I told him that when I saw the topic of a hair salon on the most recent program at Pecha Kucha, I wasn’t particularly excited. I’m not much on […]