Rebel Kitchen and Old City Wine Bar to Close

The Old City took a double hit this weekend with the announcement that the Old City Wine Bar will close after four years of operation and Rebel Kitchen will close after having been open just over a year. Owner Thomas Boyd says he still believes the changes that he anticipated are happening in the Old […]

Yoga 865 Opens in the Old City

Yoga 865 opened to its first class last week. Located in the Old City at 103 West Jackson, it is downstairs from Lox Salon and next to the new barbershop. Emily Pace is the owner and Micole Price will help manage the space. They will each teach classes. Emily grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, […]

A New Barbershop Recently Opened in the Old City

Lox Salon owner Brynn Gonzalez celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of her successful Old City business by opening a new part of the business: the Lox Barbershop. With demand growing at the salon, she wanted to offer male clients a personalized experience of their own. Long interested in leasing the space beneath her salon, she signed […]

Southern Grit Opens at 126 South Central Street

Downtown’s newest restaurant opens today in the Old City with a familiar face greeting new customers. I first introduced owner B.G. DeHart on this blog in 2013, with the opening of Stock and Barrel, for which he was partial owner. He’s since sold his interest in that restaurant and is back with his latest concept, […]

Broadway Viaduct Removal Beginning Right Away: Details Announced

It’s hard to believe that two large viaduct projects that have been discussed for many years are finally becoming reality. The removal of the Jackson Avenue Ramps is already underway, and work on the removal of the Broadway Viaduct over the train tracks is beginning soon. That the two of them are happening at the […]