COVID-19: Business Updates with A Dopo, Embassy Suites, Tree and Vine and Citifid-o

This is part of an ongoing series checking in with downtown businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can find the other installments of this story here: Part 1 (Sapphire, An Anonymous Business, Emilia and Knox Mason), Part 2 (Tomato Head and the West Family Businesses) Brian Strutz with A Dopo Pizzeria “A Dopo closed on […]

CitiFid-O is Open at 429 Union Avenue: Here’s a Look Inside

It’s hard to believe it was just over six weeks ago when I first told you about the plans to open CitiFid-O. In an incredibly short amount of time Paul and Terri Karlsson have transformed the vacated space into a a unique pet boutique for downtown, offering the only stop for premium pet products in the […]

New Business Planned for Union Avenue: CitiFid-O

Paul and Terri Karlsson are set to expand their investment in downtown Knoxville. In what has to be seen as a vote of confidence in the retail environment downtown, the couple who own The Tree and Vine, have decided to lease the space recently vacated by Southland Lakefront and Mountain Properties at 429 Union Avenue. I […]

The Tree and Vine a Perfect Fit for Knoxville: An Interview with Terri Karlsson

I caught a break two years ago this month when I learned that the Tree and Vine would open a  store in Knoxville. It was two years ago this month and a friend of mine happened to be in their Asheville store just as they signed the lease. I wrote the story but, honestly, I […]