Two New Businesses Planned for the Holston Building on Gay Street: Vida and The Vault

Jim and Lori Klonaris have announced the addition of two new businesses to their growing portfolio. The owners of Kefi, Cafe Four, The Square Room, The Press Room, and City Catering have purchased the bottom floor and basement of the Holston Building. The Holston, located at 531 South Gay, first opened in 1913 as the […]

New Ownership Brings New Plans and New Life to the Kerns Bakery Site

For a place with so much promise, it’s been a long and twisted journey. A series of owners has produced evolving plans that stalled and never came to fruition. Potential and promise simply never translated into a viable project able to move forward. The sixteen acre Kerns Bakery site has been purchased by Mallory and […]

Investing in Downtown Since 1792: First Presbyterian Begins $10 Million Project

In my world, $10 million is a lot of money. For downtown development it’s not small, though we now have some projects which are larger. Assume it’s one of the big developers? An out-of-town investment group? How about one of the oldest groups in downtown – like a group that started right around ’92? As […]