Two Openings Planned: Market Square and Gay Street

One’s an open secret and both have been a buzz on Facebook. Generally when word slips out about a restaurant opening, I try to patiently wait until I have more information before writing about it. In this case, that doesn’t seem to be happening very quickly, so I’ll put out what many people interested in […]

Baker Creek Bottoms Evolving and Moving Forward

It’s another piece of evidence that the Urban Wilderness isn’t just a fanciful idea for a few cycling or trail running enthusiasts, but rather is an economic force that is growing south Knoxville. We’ve seen the impact in a number of ways, but the Baker Creek Bottoms project is perhaps the most directly related large-scale […]

Kefi, Old City Greek Cocktail Restaurant Opens

The wait was worth the end result. Urban Woman and I have been looking forward to the opening of Kefi┬ásince I first wrote about it nearly two months ago. We enjoyed the first night of public service along with Urban Brother last night and it was worth the wait. The best quote of the night […]

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 […]

Knoxville Soap Candle and Gifts Opens Monday at 714 South Gay Street

When I interviewed Jodi Bowlin in August, she seemed to set an ambitious target for her opening date. She’s nailed it through long days (and nights) of work, and will open Knoxville Soap Candle and Gifts this Monday, October 1, just as planned. You may have noticed what must be the first downtown Christmas decorations […]