Scruffy’s Cafe Opens Tomorrow at 1015 North Broadway (Plus Some Important Notes at the End)

Tennessee appears to be at the cutting edge of the cat world. At least that’s how it appears. I stopped into Scruffy’s Cafe and talked with co-owners Talisa Cantrell and Emily Deas and learned that Tennessee has five cat cafes (with this opening on Friday), which places it atop the states with the most cat […]

Oddities Hair Parlour To Open at 1520 North Central

Again, as we weather the current pandemic, there are plans being made for new businesses that will help us recover as we move forward. I’ll spotlight those as we wait for this season to pass. Oddities Hair Parlour is one such business. Planning to open soon at 1520 North Central, Oddities is a cooperative co-owned […]

The Donut Shop Coming to 724 North Broadway

In these strange times, it’s important to know that good things are still happening, plans are being made, and dreams are being realized. With that in mind, I introduce the Donut Shop, a near-downtown business that plans to open soon at 724 North Broadway. It’s family owned, and the effort is being spearheaded by Avery […]

Sweetbriar Boutique Opens at 820 Sevier Avenue

South Knoxville continues to grow and produce more businesses as Sweetbriar Boutique opens at 820 Sevier Avenue. The Boutique is located in an older building that was beautifully renovated just recently. The building includes retail on the lower level and a condo and short-term rentals on the top floor and joins a growing number of […]

LAZ Art Gallery Opens at 108 East Jackson Avenue

Lauren Lazarus recently opened the latest in a growing list of galleries in the Old City. Located at 108 East Jackson, it is adjacent to the gallery and studio recently opened by Mark Carson English. The two are friends and happy to be working together. If you’ve seen the mural of poppies in Strong Alley […]