Second Bell Festival Expands Lineup, Announces Festival Plans

The Second Bell Festival, produced by Blank Newspaper is taking a more definitive shape as the August 18 event draws closer. I sat down with Blank’s owner and editor, Rusty Odom, to get the details on the first festival to be held in Knoxville’s newest park, Suttree Landing Park, and the first in south Knoxville. […]

Echelon Bicycles Makes a Home in the Hottest Cycling Spot in the City

This one slipped by me. I didn’t notice that Echelon Bicycles had opened a second location at 704 Sevier Avenue until the recent south Knoxville Open Streets event. It underscores the power of an event that gets people out of their cars and allows participants to tune in to what they’ve been passing by. It’s […]

South Coast Market Announced for Sevier Avenue

  *This story has been updated with added information. The biggest news seems to bounce between the north and south ends of downtown. South Knoxville has been particularly hot in recent months and years. One of the early stories I covered along Sevier Avenue was Alliance Brewing Company and one of the most recent was […]

Open Streets and Long Table Dinner Tell a Knoxville Story

It’s one of those days in the city that goes a long way toward encapsulating who we are. There are events every day, of course, and all of them combined create a narrative that shows our values and interests. This one seemed to get at the heart of who we are – from cycling to […]

South Coast Pizza Opens Tomorrow at 1103 Sevier Avenue

It took a little longer than expected to open South Coast Pizza – there were hiccups with power supplies and other things – but Chris Morton circled the date and said it had to happen. And it will. As we talked about the vision he has for his new business at 1103 Sevier Avenue an […]