Two New Businesses Planned for the Holston Building on Gay Street: Vida and The Vault

Jim and Lori Klonaris have announced the addition of two new businesses to their growing portfolio. The owners of Kefi, Cafe Four, The Square Room, The Press Room, and City Catering have purchased the bottom floor and basement of the Holston Building. The Holston, located at 531 South Gay, first opened in 1913 as the […]

Broadway Market Reopens at 900 East Hill Avenue

It’s been a circuitous journey for the “little market that could.” It started at 1328 North Broadway two-and-a-half years ago. The business moved just a few doors down almost a year later to 1322 Broadway, before leaving that location in search of a new home. It took over six months to land, but it has […]

Good Golly Tamale Returns Home

There was a great deal of excitement four years ago when Good Golly Tamale announced plans to move from a cart-only operation to a permanent store-front location at 112 South Central Street in the Old City. Last April they made a temporary move across the street and down the block to 123 South Central Street. […]

Eat Here Now, LLC (Babalu) Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Knoxville Restaurant to Remain Open

I noticed reports about three weeks ago that Babalu in Lexington, Kentucky closed. Upon reading the article, I noted that it was the second restaurant in that development to close and, absent any other information, I assumed the development must have problems and didn’t think much more about our own restaurant on Gay Street. Yesterday, […]

Jackie’s Dream Needs to Move – And They Can Use Your Help

The building isn’t beautiful, either inside or out. Not much light gets in, the floor is buckled and the air conditioner doesn’t always work. In a way, it’s everything that would not attract customers, but it’s done just that from the beginning over two years ago because of the people and food those customers encounter […]