Hope Brothers Building at 428 South Gay Street to Add Residences

The building at 428 South Gay Street, which houses Sapphire in its storefront, was built after the 1897 Gay Street Fire. The current five-story building replaced a shorter, three-story building destroyed by the fire.  A shoe store initially, it later became Fidelity Trust Bank for nine years. In 1929 it became Hope Brothers Jewelry, eventually […]

Israeli Vegan Restaurant Coming to Gay Street (Plus a Ticket Giveaway!)

It wasn’t that long ago that much of the food available in downtown Knoxville fell generally into one “American” category or another. There were exceptions, but not many. In the last several years we’ve had a mix of entries into the culinary landscape that have expanded our international palette. The newest checks off two significant […]