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 […]

Five Bar Restaurant Opens on Gay Street

Today is the official opening of Five Bar Restaurant¬†(Facebook) at 430 S. Gay Street. Yesterday a soft opening allowed staff to practice before opening day and the restaurant was packed. Small wonder, given the prices (free), but like Urban Woman and me, I’m sure that many of those customers will return with friends. Even with […]

A Final Look at Tailor Lofts

I’ve probably not been given the opportunity to follow any building more closely than that afforded to me by Daniel Odle of Conversion Properties at Tailor Lofts. When I first toured the building, I couldn’t keep from calling it the “Arby’s Building” because of the business that had operated there for so long. That seems […]

An Inside View of Tailor Lofts – A Year Later, Plus Five Bar Restaurant Preview

It just over a year ago – in early January – that I took you inside Tailor Lofts, the former Arby’s Building at 430 South Gay. If you don’t remember what the place looked like, you might want to go back and read it now. What we found inside at that time were the remnants […]

An Inside View with Plans for Tailor Lofts, Knoxville (AKA Arby’s Building)

Thanks to the kindness of Daniel Odle of Conversion Properties, I recently toured the Tailor Lofts Building at 430 South Gay Street. Renovation and reconstruction is set to begin immediately with a completion date of spring, 2014, putting the project at just over a year. Conversion Properties is managing the project on behalf of John […]