Knoxville Page Update: Growing and Expanding to Support Local Businesses

Just over three months ago, I announced a joint venture with Knoxville Page, with a mission of supporting local businesses. So much has happened during those three months, and I felt the time had arrived for an update. The site is better than ever. Businesses have joined the venture and we’ve got a wonderful staff […]

Knoxville’s Axle Logistics Builds Company, Plans Expansion and New Headquarters

Axle Logistics may not be a household name, but it’s one of Knoxville’s biggest recent success stories. Founders Jon Clay and Drew Johnson started the company in 2012 and it has grown to be one of the top 100 (out of 18,000) logistics companies in the country. The rapid growth of this home-grown business has […]

A Market Square Business Closes

A surprising buzz circulated around downtown yesterday afternoon as word spread that after only two months at 24 Market Square, Space Head had closed. Owned and operated by Mahasti Vafaie and Scott Partin, owners of Tomato Head and Flour Head, the restaurant offered a non-meat burger, a (very good imo) fried chicken sandwich and downtown’s […]

A Look (Way) Back at Downtown Businesses: Do They Last? Part One

I get major interest in articles discussing the closure of businesses. Are people upset? Drawn to tragedy? It’s hard to say, but they read. I also hear a lot of talk about how downtown businesses don’t last. It’s true that sometimes it does seem that the closures have clustered and we’re on a bad run. […]