Old City Athletic Club to Open Downtown

When the Daniel opened in January two years ago, owners Jon Clark and Ron Turner expressed an interest in filling the retail portion of the building with businesses which would enhance the building and the neighborhood, offering amenities that would make life in the Old City just a bit better. They’ve done well so far […]

Rebel Kitchen Coming to the Old City!

A new restaurant, Rebel Kitchen, is coming to the Old City as an expansion of the Old City Wine Bar. General Manager Matt Burke said that since accepting the adjacent space last year, the group has been looking for the right fit for an adjacent restaurant. The bar expanded their patio space in the spring, […]

Armada Closes; Adjacent Development Continues

Armada, a craft cocktail bar which I profiled last summer¬†closed earlier this month. A simple message posted to their Facebook page on February 5 read, “We are very sad to announce that tomorrow night, Saturday, 02/06/15 will be the last day of operation for Armada.¬†Due to issues with the structural integrity of our walls we […]

Old City Wine Bar Opens Next Week

Last May I introduced many of you to Thomas Boyd who planned to open a Wine Bar in The Daniel Building- though it didn’t have that name at the time. The Old City Wine Bar also hadn’t been named and Thomas hoped to open it last October. As often happens when dealing with construction and […]

Wine Bar Coming to the Old City

Soft spoken and self-effacing, Thomas Boyd exudes quiet determination. We met at his parents’ well-known Old City establishment to talk about his new venture. It marks a sharp departure from the trajectory he’s followed since high school. Growing up in Knoxville he knew from a very young age he wanted to be in a band. […]