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 […]

Status Dough Doughnuts and Coffee Shop Opens on Gay Street

When I wrote the original article, Jimmy Wooten said he hoped to open the downtown store at 418 South Gay Street in January. They missed it by a day. Jimmy told me that after a hectic week doing last minute finishes, they decided to throw the doors open on First Friday and make it a […]

Hi-Wire Brewing Coming to South Knoxville

Eight months ago news broke that a building on the 900 block of Sevier Avenue would be developed with a number of businesses joining to fill the large space. Presented as a possible smaller scale version of Pike Place Market, no timeline was given with the announcement as plans were in a very early phase. […]

Simpson’s Butcher and Deli Open on Gay Street

A butcher and deli shop has opened at 504 South Gay Street in the rear of The Market at the intersection of Union and Gay Street. Simpson’s Butcher and Deli is a partnership run by Ashley Gaylor. He opened in December and says lunch business has been great, but he’s looking to expand beef and […]

Status Dough Announces Downtown Location

A homegrown Knoxville business is opening its second location in the city at 418 South Gay Street, former home of Downtown Grind. Once more you’ll be able to get a full line of coffee drinks in the spot but, unlike before, you’ll have a range of choices in gourmet doughnuts. Status Dough is owned by […]