Kefi: Greek Cocktail Restaurant to Open in the Old City

You may not know Jim and Lori Klonaris, but if you’ve been around Knoxville for very long, you know some of their culinary and other hospitality ventures: The Side Street Cafe in Homberg, Calamata Kitchen which they opened in 1998 and Cafe Four on Market Square, which followed in 2008. Subsequently, they began operating a […]

Kindred Bridal Prepares to Open in the Old City

Kindred Bridal, soon to open at 111 East Jackson, Suite 203, in the Old City continues the string of openings announced in the area. The business is located on the second floor, back side of the building. The choice was intentional on the part of owner Madelyn Cunningham. The business is a destination and she […]

Open Streets and Long Table Dinner Tell a Knoxville Story

It’s one of those days in the city that goes a long way toward encapsulating who we are. There are events every day, of course, and all of them combined create a narrative that shows our values and interests. This one seemed to get at the heart of who we are – from cycling to […]

Corks Wine and Spirits Opens in the Old City

When Ryan McElveen announced that Corks Wine and Spirits would move from Turkey Creek to downtown Knoxville’s Old City, it signaled his feeling that Corks and the Old City shared a vibe that would serve them both well. The store joins the Old City at a time when it is once more resurgent, with numerous […]

Rebel Kitchen Coming to the Old City!

A new restaurant, Rebel Kitchen, is coming to the Old City as an expansion of the Old City Wine Bar. General Manager Matt Burke said that since accepting the adjacent space last year, the group has been looking for the right fit for an adjacent restaurant. The bar expanded their patio space in the spring, […]