Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (12/17 – 12/26/2017)

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go […]

Mid Mod Collective, The Book Eddy and Wild Love Bakehouse Celebrate, Expand

Well, two of them celebrated and two of them expanded, but the point is when locally owned businesses thrive, celebrate anniversaries and expand, it is a very good thing for us all. These are three businesses that have been well supported over the years, represent a work of passion for their owners and deserve many […]

Checking Out the Window Wonderland: Christmas Windows in the City

I found a perfect night, recently, to take a walk through the city with my camera. What’s a perfect night in December, you ask? Well, it’s a misty, rainy night with glistening streets and mild temperatures. Sure, I was cozy inside my home, but I recognized the night for what it was and took a […]

Holly’s Corner Closes After Five Years

The first thing Holly told me was that she wants people to know it’s OK. She’ll close Holly’s Corner (which I profiled here in 2014) at 842 North Central on December 29 and she’s excited about the opportunity to focus completely on one business: Holly’s Gourmet’s Market in Bearden. It’s been an institution since 1978 […]

Sapphire Lays Claim to Its Story at 428 South Gay Street

Located at historic 428 South Gay Street, Sapphire has been a downtown cocktail destination since 2005. A dozen years in is long enough for a business to reevaluate itself, take stock of strengths and look toward its future with fresh eyes. That’s what owner Aaron Thompson – who started there as a bartender, becoming the […]