Downtown Knoxville Alliance Poised to Usher the City into a New Era

When I moved into downtown Knoxville in 2009 and stumbled into the Central Business Improvement District, now re-branded as the Downtown Knoxville Alliance,  it was already sixteen years old. Formed in 1993 during some of downtown’s most difficult years, the purpose was to pool a small tax on downtown residents and businesses and leverage that […]

City House Town Homes Within Months of Completion

It’s been three-and-one-half years since I first wrote about Hatcher-Hill’s plans to build row homes on Vine Avenue at one of the highest points downtown. Since then a lot has changed while very little has changed. In July of 2015, the homes were set to begin construction right away. For various reasons, the start was […]

Construction Photos and Updates: Regas Square, Mews II, Vine Avenue Rowhouses

Between the bone-chilling cold we had a few weeks ago and the seemingly constant rain we’ve had since, you may not have noticed that construction is continuing on several projects we’ve discussed on this website. I took a walk around downtown and spoke to a few of the developers working on the projects in order […]

Merchants of Beer Slated to Open This Fall in Old Diner

We’d all be doing pretty well if we had as many lives as the diner located at the corner of Summit Hill and Central. The property and the structure are owned by Hatcher-Hill and have been offered for sale. While Hatcher-Hill will retain ownership of the property, a new business co-owned by Henry Sadek and […]

Every Single Downtown Question Answered! (Or at least a few of them)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article offering small updates from around downtown. I thought I’d stay ahead of the curve a bit and give everyone some insight into current developments. I underestimated my audience. Over thirty comments later I realized you have a longer list of questions than I had answered in […]