Hard Knox Garage Bar and Food Truck Park to Open in South Knoxville

Two entrepreneurial old friends are turning their sights on south Knoxville with the planned opening of the Hard Knox Garage food truck park. David Yousif and James Tourville have leased a former garage at 1014 Sevier Avenue, with the intention opening a food truck park and bar. The two, even though young, are not strangers […]

Baker Creek Bottoms Evolving and Moving Forward

It’s another piece of evidence that the Urban Wilderness isn’t just a fanciful idea for a few cycling or trail running enthusiasts, but rather is an economic force that is growing south Knoxville. We’ve seen the impact in a number of ways, but the Baker Creek Bottoms project is perhaps the most directly related large-scale […]

Simpl: New Restaurant Announced for South Knoxville

The south side of the river continues to attract new businesses, as Kendale Ball announces plans to open Simpl, a southern American restaurant at 1120 Sevier Avenue. The spot was most recently home to Three Bears Coffee which is moving its production facilities (You can still get bags of Three Bears at the Market Square […]

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 […]