Kress Building Sold, New Plans Announced

In recent months, I’ve been asked repeatedly about the Kress Building. Most recently, a year-and-a-half ago, I’d detailed Dave McFarland’s plans to bring Wild Wings Cafe to the space and that sign has been in the window since. But that wasn’t the first time plans were announced for the building. It wasn’t even the first […]

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. […]