Three Questions Answered and a Couple of Other Random Pieces of Information

One of the fun things about doing what I do is that people are always running into me and saying, “Hey, quick question . . .” It leads to some of my favorite conversations. Often the person asking the question about a random downtown topic knows more than I know, but they assume I have […]

The Tennessean, Knoxville’s New Luxury Hotel, Officially Opens

In its soft opening last weekend, Nicholas Cazana, president of the company which owns the property, said The Tennessean Hotel was filled to capacity giving his new staff a good sample of what they anticipate will be a very successful launch. The occasion was a ribbon cutting by Cazana, Mayor Rogero and Visit Knoxville’s Kim Bumpas, […]

Architecture Week: It’s All About Building Community

“Building Community” is a phrase I hear from so many people. I hear it from religious people, business owners, neighborhood activists and, now, architects. What does it mean? The precise definition likely changes for each of these groups, but architects actually making the “building” in “building community” a possibility. We’ve talked a lot about “built […]

Harrogate’s Lounge, Downtown’s Arcade and Bar, Opens on Gay Street

It took a little longer than Anne Ford and Matt Pancetti might have hoped. Last October when I announced we had arcade games on the way to Gay Street, they hoped to be up and running before Thanksgiving. That proved a little more ambitious than realistic, but after a few delays, the couple opens the […]

First Residents Poised to Move into The Daniel

My first visit to what I then called the “John H. Daniel Building” offered an interior (and to a lesser extent exterior) view that is hard to comprehend about nine months later. Assuming you haven’t seen the original article or it’s been a while, I would encourage you to go there now and at least look […]