A Portion of the Vine Furniture Building to Become Condo and Retail Development

Yesterday we took a look at the 75-year-old family business at 120 West Summit Hill. After focusing on the stability of the business, we’ll shift our attention today to their decision to change part of their building for the first time in about forty years. The focus here is the eastern portion of the building, […]

SoKno Taco Cantina Opens Just South of Downtown

SoKno Taco Cantina opened two weeks ago at 3701 Sevierville Pike. It’s just past the end of the James White Parkway (turn left at the end and you are there). It’s near several Knoxville landmarks. The Round-Up Restaurant, a south Knoxville institution for at least four decades, was already revered when I lived at 3716 […]

A New Building Designed for 107 Commerce

It’s hard to believe it’s been over two years since I first mentioned a small parking lot purchased by Kevin and Melinda Grimac. Not really looking to make the purchase, the opportunity presented itself at 107 Commerce Street and the couple couldn’t resist. The proximity to the (then under construction) Marble Alley Lofts made the […]

Forrest Kirkpatrick and Fork Design Putting Their Stamp on Downtown Knoxville and Beyond

Several years ago when I would walk out Williams Street, which lies a block east of Gay Street and Ts into Depot, it felt like I was walking into the margins of downtown. Now, while not necessarily fully where it will be in a few more years, it has a different feel. At the corner […]

Knoxville Pehca Kucha at the Square Room

Last week Pecha Kucha landed squarely in the middle of downtown at the Square Room. The event has made the rounds as it bounced here and there. I saw the first one two years ago at the West Jackson Work Shops and absolutely loved it. I missed the next few, including one held at the Knoxville […]