One More Final (?) Closure on Market Square – and a Rumor Addressed

The closure of the Peanut Shop on Market Square has been reported elsewhere, but not mentioned here, as it happened over the holidays. Hopefully it will be the final closure on Market Square for the foreseeable future and we’ll have good news to report soon. There are many reasons businesses fail and they certainly fail […]

Three More Businesses Set to Close on Market Square

It’s the kind of headline I would not have imagined at this point in downtown’s redevelopment. Even yesterday when I wrote about business changes, they all seemed more or less for the better and simply a common pattern of re-alignment. Then comments started mounting about one restaurant and another, so I followed up. And the […]

Here’s the Heart of the City on a Wednesday Night

About 8:30 last night Urban Woman decided I should walk to Market Square to secure some yogurt from Orange Leaf. I didn’t object. As always happens when I leave home without my camera – something that is pretty rare – I see things that need to be photographed. After fulfilling my yogurt duties I got […]

Urban Outfitters, Shonos in City and Robinella: A Knoxville Thursday Night

So, it’s Thursday night in the city. Close to the weekend, but not really there. Still, close enough to start feeling the weekend looming a bit, and the weather turns spectacular if only for  a few hours. Sitting outside in the courtyard with a glass of wine and my laptop early in the afternoon I’d […]

Shonos in City Re-Opens on Market Square

One of Market Square’s oldest restaurants is about to become its newest. Shonos in City, closed a couple of months ago to undergo a transformation, is opening today on Market Square with a whole new look. Gone is the tired look it had settled in to. With its renovations and upgrades it now presents a […]