A Business Closes, Another Expands, A Third Will Reopen

We’ve seen a lot of movement recently on the downtown business front, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. I’ve still got more openings to write about in the coming days, but in the meantime, here are three updates on businesses you know. Each one of these surprised me in one way or another, […]

Yes, Knoxville, They Are Open: A Look Inside Recently Opened Businesses

I love letting you know when something new is coming to downtown, giving you the backstory on the people behind the business and spreading the pre-opening excitement just a bit. That said, I sometimes hear that readers knew a business was going to open, but didn’t tune in when it actually happened. It’s sometimes nice […]

A Market Square Business Leaves, Another Downtown Business Takes Its Place

A number of you have noticed that Local Motors has left downtown and its 11 Market Square Address. Both when I first wrote about their opening and when I wrote about their retail re-boot, a number of you questioned the long-term viability of the retail store-front viability. When the re-boot happened, I was hopeful. The […]

Early Summer Business Updates

An accumulation of small updates about a range of businesses seems to be in order. I’ve gotten questions about some of these and others have been in the news recently, but haven’t been mentioned here. A couple of them may warrant a future stand-alone article but, for now, a little update seems to work. Balter […]

Top Articles of 2014, Part 1: #25 – #11

One of my nerdy personality quirks is that I really enjoy statistics. I’ve obsessed at various times over SEC football statistics, music statistics (sales, artist rankings, chart positions) and, obviously,  I now pay attention to Internet statistics particularly as it regards my own site. End-of-the-year lists fascinate me probably too much. So, it’s natural that […]