Hotel CLEO to make grand entrance

The Hope Brothers Building on Gay Street will be getting a new look. It is currently undergoing renovation, to include a new boutique hotel and restaurant/bar concept. The building was constructed in 1898. It still has the exposed brick, features and feel of that time...

Whimsey Cookie Company Opens in Bearden

There has been a major expansion push recently with regards to cookie shops.  The national yearning for the comforting, feel-good sensation that fresh baked cookies represent is spurring demand for these retailers.  Customers are drawn to treat purchases that will...

Cookie Shop Expands

There has been a major expansion push recently with regards to cookie shops.  The national yearning for the comforting, feel-good sensation that fresh baked cookies represent is spurring demand for these retailers.  Customers are drawn to treat purchases that will...

Andrew Johnson Building Project In Trouble

  Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs announced last week that BNA Associates LLC had failed to secure the necessary funding to move forward with the development of the Andrew Johnson Building downtown.  BNA had plans for a $43 million project which would create a...

Big Plans for Kress Building

 In early May, Thomas Boyd was approached by Oliver Smith Realty and Development regarding the Kress Building in downtown Knoxville.  At the time, Boyd’s focus had been on revitalizing the Old City.  However, “after looking into it for a little bit, I just kind of...