The Oak Room by Abridged Settles Into Happy Holler

The beautiful Oak Room, presented by Abridged Beer Company, welcomes patrons into a room filled with oak barrels, each aging a different sour beer. Although not offering the full range of Abridged product available at their original brewpub at 100 Lockett Road, the collection presented here is curated to focus on sours. The Oak Room, […]

“The Brookside” Event Space Opens at 1221 North Central Street

Daniel and Whitney Schuh have opened The Brookside at 1221 North Central Street and have begun hosting events. The couple owns a significant portion of both sides of the street on the primary block in Happy Holler. In 2007, they purchased the buildings that include Relix (which they own and operate), Central Flats and Taps, […]

Central Cinema Set to Open

I shared a bit of a chuckle with William Mahaffey, one of three founders, along with Logan Myers and Nick Huinker, of Central Cinema. We were talking about the projected opening date of Central Cinema in the article I wrote in early July – 2017. The plans then called for a January 2018 opening – […]

Holler Performing Arts Center Set to Open in June

  It’s been an evolutionary process since Modern Studio openedĀ in January 2017 at 109 W. Anderson Avenue (a half block from the primary intersection in Happy Holler). At the time, the business featured two owners, Burke Brewer and Victor Agreda, Jr., as well as consultant Carolyn Corley. The plan included multiple uses for the building, […]

A Plea for Preservation of a Building and a Struggle for the Soul of Central

There are so many interesting areas in Knoxville. Each has a claim of one sort or another to put itself forward as a place worthy of a visit, or maybe a longer stay. A stroll out Central from south to north, however, is enough to put one in mind of the ad campaign featuring, “the […]