Elst Brewing Company Opens on North Central

It’s located north Knoxville, one of the booming areas around downtown. Elst Brewing Company, at 2417 North Central Street joins Loch and Key Productions and Steamboat Sandwiches, both of which I’ve recently profiled, in an adjoined building that is serving as an anchor in the area’s emerging new development. The new company is the product […]

Steamboat Sandwiches is Back at Its Original Location

It started with a casual conversation at Pecha Kucha. John Sanders casually mentioned that he had purchased the building which once housed Steamboat Sandwiches’ original location on Central and he wanted to bring the brand back to the spot.¬†Matt Turner, Meredith Cole and Trevor Guydon, hearing his comment, looked at each other, back at him […]

Construction Photos and Updates: Regas Square, Mews II, Vine Avenue Rowhouses

Between the bone-chilling cold we had a few weeks ago and the seemingly constant rain we’ve had since, you may not have noticed that construction is continuing on several projects we’ve discussed on this website. I took a walk around downtown and spoke to a few of the developers working on the projects in order […]

Even in the Quietest Parts of Downtown . . .

  It’s easy to fall into the trap of looking only at the shiniest, most exciting or prominent projects. It’s hard to miss the big things happening, such as the old KUB/new Tombras building, the Marriott Hotel construction on State and Church, the Pryor Brown Garage, the Regas Square project. All of them are pushing […]

Vine Avenue Rowhouses Downtown to Break Ground in October

It’s a point of continual discussion among downtown residents and would-be residents: There are not enough homes on the market in the downtown area. Given any particular budget – high or low – and, certainly, any set of parameters for desired amenities, buyers are often left with one, two or no options. I’ve known buyers […]