Downtown Openings, Re-Openings and Moves

There is a lot of movement among downtown businesses this spring. You’ll need to watch carefully to keep up. And these four changes are just a few of what projects to be a stream of more business news over the next few months. So stay tuned! Here’s a bit of what’s happening, now: Theatre Knoxville […]

Update on the New Theatre Knoxville Downtown Home

It’s been just over three months since the announcement that Theatre Knoxville Downtown would move from their long-term location at 319 North Gay Street to 800 South Central on the other end of downtown. It’s been a busy three months, with ongoing productions, including their just-concluded production of On Golden Pond.  They’ve put further productions on […]

Theatre Knoxville Downtown Announces Move to 800 South Central Street

It’s been over a year-and-a-half since Theatre Knoxville Downtown announced its intentions to move. The working idea at the time included relocating to 213 E. Fifth Avenue, the site of Carmichael Automotive Repair. The group had clearly outgrown the roughly 50 seats at 319 N. Gay Street and, with the help of the East Tennessee […]

Sordid Lives and a One Man Performance in Knoxville: An Interview with Del Shores

You’ll never see Tammy Wynette the same again, after you see Sordid Lives. The play, written by Del Shores, debuted in 1996 in Los Angeles and was followed by an independent film in 2000 and a television series in 2008. A Very Sordid Wedding was released just last year, once again, written and directed by Del Shores. […]

A Downtown Building Finds a New Purpose; A Downtown Institution Plans Move

Unless you’ve had a car repaired there – and many people have over the years – you’d not likely be familiar with the building at 213 E. Fifth Avenue. Should you have reason to drive east on Fifth Avenue past the old Knoxville High School, future home of senior housing, you’d pass it on your […]