A Preview of the Plans for the Kress Building and Wild Wing Cafe

As I mentioned in yesterday’s article, Dave McFarland, current owner of the Kress Building offered to show me around the inside of the building and give me a look at the most recent version of the plans for the building which includes a large basement, three floors and a rooftop space. It’s a building I’ve […]

More Questions Answered and an Odd Real Estate Pitch

Answers always net new questions on this blog, which is a good thing. Knoxville has a lot of balls in the air at once and I don’t mean the iconic kind. There’s a lot going on here and you all are all about it. So, let’s look at some of the questions from yesterday and […]

Kress Building Purchased, Wild Wing Cafe Back, More Plans Considered

It’s a crazy arc for a story, an almost unbelievable ending to a tale that was thought to be concluded. In 2014, Kress, LLC, a group including Brant Enderle of Henry and Wallace (etc.), purchased the Kress Building at 417 South Gay Street for $1.35 million. Under normal circumstances, a purchase of a distinguished building […]

Updates on Babalu (JC Penney Bldg) and Wild Wing Cafe (Kress Bldg)

I’m going to try to keep this a bit more brief after writing approximately one million words yesterday. I had another million, but cut myself off. I appreciate the response so many of you had to Jeremiah and I hope you’ll attend his concerts and  support his Go Fund Me campaign to buy his new cello. […]

Downtown News, Fun and Giveaways

There has been so much going on downtown recently, that an article a day just doesn’t get it all in. I’m going to cover a lot of ground in this article and each item won’t necessarily have a lot to do with the other, so hang on and we’ll try to take it all in […]