The Nail Room to Open on the 100 Block

Truc Thanh Ngoc Pham is set to own her first business. She, along with David Nguyen, are at work preparing the space at 119 South Gay Street. That the couple would be together opening the project in downtown Knoxville is something of an amazing longshot. Born in the same town in Vietnam, they had to […]

American Huckleberry Opens at 130 West Jackson

Joy O’Shell and Scott Filar have opened a unique antique store with an artistic element at 130 West Jackson. Each piece in their carefully curated collection is meticulously described on the back of “hello” cards Joy found at Pioneer House. It’s modeled after the J. Peterman Catalog from the 1980s — a catalog to which […]

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 […]

Tern Club Cocktail Bar Coming to 135 Gay Street

Co-owners Ryan Shanley and Jocelyn Morin have announced plans to open Tern Club, a neighborhood bar with high-end cocktails at 135 South Gay Street, most recently the home to Sugar Mama’s. Named as a tip of the hat to the Stork Club operated by Ryan’s grandfather, the couple hopes it is a comfortable place for […]

Kneaded: A New Bakery Coming to the Old City

“What do you really want to do?” It’s a question most of us have had to face at one point or another. For Meade Armstrong, it came because she was doing so many things at once she couldn’t do them all. She was an active musician, a waitress, a baker and more. Chef Paul Sellas […]