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 […]

A Long-term Downtown Business Closes

In 2004 downtown Knoxville was a very different place. It wasn’t all bleak and abandoned, but it was a far cry from what we experience every day in 2017. Many of the goods and services we take for granted now were in short supply. Coffee, for example, which can be had in numerous locations and […]

Covenant Health Opens Convenient Care Downtown

It’s been more than a year since¬†Eddie Mannis announced his plans to bring a pharmacy and a walk-in clinic to the Phoenix building on Gay Street. In October of last year the Phoenix Pharmacy opened its doors in temporary quarters and just last month it moved into its permanent quarters. As of Monday, April 4, […]

Downtown’s Phoenix Pharmacy is Open for Business

It’s been a long time coming. When I first announced the planned opening of Phoenix Pharmacy, it was February and the plan included a summer opening. Spring and summer passed and, while it seems like a long time, there are a number of hurdles to clear to build-out a space downtown, get all the approvals […]

City People Home Tour 2015, Part Two

We’ll start the second half of the revue of the tour with one of my favorite homes in the city, in one of my favorite buildings. The Holston was one of the first to be converted to condos in the most recent wave. Built in 1913 as a bank building and representing Knoxville’s tallest building […]