Lost Tavern to Open at 20 Market Square

The Lost Tavern will open within the next few weeks at 20 Market Square. A West family business, it will replace Uncorked which has been closed recently. The new bar will offer classic cocktails, bourbon and wine with a noir theme. Dark wood floors, “dark, romantic rooms of black and white and a splash of […]

Knoxville + Great Books = Great Gifts

Here’s your last weekend before Christmas guide for your literate friends and family members. Why not give them something to think about, something to learn from or simple, Knoxville-based informational or photographic pleasure. We love our city and what better time to pass that love on than Christmas. Let’s spotlight just a few recent books, […]

36 Market Square Reacquired by the Wests Twelve Years After it was Seized

Dating to around the 1882, 36 Market Square has seen all the various phases of the square, from bustling to dead to bustling, again. Jack Neely in an article for Metropulse noted, “One building that catches the eye of architectural students is on the Square is northeast corner, with entrances on Market Square and Wall […]

“Lost Tales of Scruffy City” Series Published Today

Scott West has published a set of four books in the series, “Lost Tales of Scruffy City: Unauthorized Walking Tour.” Designed as a self-guided walking tour, the series takes a look at the darker side of Knoxville history, proclaiming on the cover, “Great cities are built on great crimes.” The first expectation of those who […]

Tommy Trent’s Old Tyme Sports Bar to Open Soon

It’s not as if Scott and Bernadette West need something more to do with their time. In addition to operating Preservation Pub and Scruffy City Hall and, along with family, Uncorked and Earth to Old City, they’ve got construction underway at 26 Market Square for Bernadette’s Crystal Barrooms set to open in September. They’ve also […]