Space Head Opens at 24 Market Square

It’s been a matter of some speculation for a long time. In June 2017, Bliss announced that it would leave 24 Market Square for a new location on Gay Street after spending fourteen years at the address. The move took a while, but as of November 2017, the storefront was empty and the watch began. […]

The Lost Tavern Opens at 20 Market Square

It’s smoky, but the only smoke found in the new tavern on Market Square is found in the food, drink and the atmosphere. The new noir-themed craft cocktail bar on Market Square represents the latest opening by the West family and, unlike their other establishments, Scott West points out the “entertainment” in this venue is […]

The City is Alive With Urban Music

What is urban music? Consider the connections you make with various kinds of music. Country and bluegrass music make me think of rural hinterlands. I attached sixties folk and folk rock to cities like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Rap or Hip Hop is clearly urban, but before that there was an urban […]

Ruby Sunshine Opens at 37 Market Square

The thirteenth location of Ruby Sunshine restaurant opened on Monday in downtown Knoxville at 37 Market Square. It becomes the second location in Tennessee (Franklin opened two months ago) for the restaurant based in New Orleans, where it is called Ruby Slipper. Food Manager Ian Shordon, who you may know from Lonesome Dove or Landing […]

Lost Tavern to Open at 20 Market Square

The Lost Tavern will open within the next few weeks at 20 Market Square. A West family business, it will replace Uncorked which has been closed recently. The new bar will offer classic cocktails, bourbon and wine with a noir theme. Dark wood floors, “dark, romantic rooms of black and white and a splash of […]