Every Single Downtown Question Answered! (Or at least a few of them)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article offering small updates from around downtown. I thought I’d stay ahead of the curve a bit and give everyone some insight into current developments. I underestimated my audience. Over thirty comments later I realized you have a longer list of questions than I had answered in […]

Crown and Goose Sold to Randy Burleson; What Does It Mean?

When I read the headlines recently about the sale of the Crown and Goose to Randy Burleson, I probably had the same questions many of you had: What impact will this have on the Crown and Goose? What will the Crown and Goose be like in the absence of Jeffrey Nash who developed the concept […]

The Mews: A New Condo Development on Magnolia

Nearly two years ago when Jeffrey Nash bought the property that formerly housed Master Battery and included an over-grown corner lot at Magnolia and Central, it seemed, even then like an odd choice. For those of us who have lived in Knoxville for many years, the words “high-end development” and “Magnolia Avenue” seemed unlikely partners […]

Latest on the Farragut Building

Just less than a year ago the old Farragut Hotel building was part of our local conversation. Developers from California-based Halo Hospitality Group had an option to purchase and said they intended to return the hotel to its former glory and purpose by building out 190 rooms with high-quality amenities. The developers called a large […]

Where are we? Where are we going?

Those were the basic questions discussed by a group of around 130 people last night at the Standard on Jackson Avenue at the first meeting of the Downtown Urban Design Forum. Buzz Goss, one of the panel members, noted the irony of discussing Knoxville’s future in the (former) shadows of the McClung Warehouses which no […]