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 […]

Two Businesses Open and One Re-Opens

I often write about new businesses when they are announced. That gives us all a chance to anticipate what’s coming soon. One of the down sides is that the announcements typically don’t include photographs because the businesses aren’t yet ready for photos. For that reason, I try to loop back and catch them when they […]

Large Local Hemp CBD Company Announces Operations Near Downtown Knoxville

As momentum has spread nationally to legalize medical marijuana and, in some cases recreational marijuana, distinctions have also begun to be recognized between marijuana and hemp. Banned when marijuana became illegal, many states are now acknowledging that hemp has numerous potential uses, including the extraction of CBD (cannabidiol) for medicinal benefits. The industry is expected […]

The Double S Wine Bar Set to Open Downtown

The Double S Wine Bar is on the verge of opening at 129 South Gay Street. The timing of a final permit will determine if the opening is this weekend or sometime next week. The space is beautiful, the wines will arrive as soon as the permit gives the green light and the 100 block […]

Royal Bark Social Club Brings Dog Daycare and More to Downtown

When Alisa Hamby starts talking about her love for dogs, it’s clear she means it to her core. To have someone who loves dogs so much open a Dog Daycare can only inspire confidence in anyone considering using the Royal Bark Social Club. The fact that the service has landed in the center of a […]