New Downtown Business: Sniffing Up Surprises at The White Dog Gallery

By Lee Zimmerman   If it’s true as some say that an appreciation for art lies in the eye of the beholder, then credit White Dog Gallery, the newest art boutique in downtown Knoxville, with offering something artistic that everyone can enjoy. Even a cursory glance beyond the doors of the amply stocked gallery, located […]

A Business Moves and Thoughts on Three Buildings

John Black Photography is moving from the Daylight Building on Union Avenue to the West Jackson Workshops (514 W. Jackson Avenue). They will give up the corner spot on Union and Walnut they’ve held for the last five years in exchange for the same spot recently vacated by Boxwood Brake. Amanda Taylor told me the couple […]

One Business Isn’t Coming, Another Progresses, One Leaves

More business news continues to pop up here and there. Today’s news isn’t overwhelmingly positive. Business is a complicated matter and a wide range of variables can force a project to change directions entirely. We have a couple of instances of changing directions today, along with one that is steadily moving forward. Let’s start with […]

Boxwood Brake: New Furniture, Sundries Store Opens Downtown

Darbi Henley has opened Boxwood Brake, a new store in the West Jackson Workshops at 514 West Jackson, that has a little bit of everything. The door proclaims, “furniture, apothecary, wares.” It’s about as good an attempt as any three words I could think of to describe the range of what is to be found inside. […]

A Look into Some Jackson Avenue Properties (Thanks to the East Tennessee Community Design Center)

The numbers were laid out for the guests at the East Tennessee Community Design Center Celebration: In existence 44 years, they service 16 counties. Over 100,000 children are served by the organizations receiving their services and their economic impact on the region has been near 17 million dollars in the last ten years. They’ve worked on […]