Tag Archives: Kendrick Place

Knoxville’s best neighborhood (at least, for me!)

No neighborhood in Knoxville has as much variety of residential options as does downtown. That’s why the City People organization has been able to conduct a downtown home tour every year for decades. The 2017 version was this past weekend and … Continue reading

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Tour displays dramatic diversity of downtown dwellings

If the hundreds of folks on the Urban Home and Garden Tour this past weekend are to be believed, tons of people are “thinking about” moving to downtown Knoxville. That had to have been the most repeated refrain of Friday … Continue reading

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Downtown Christmas progressive dinner: eight friends celebrating life in the center city

A bunch of downtown buddies usually use our periodic progressive dinners to recruit more fun people to downtown. But this Christmas season, we decided to keep it small and only include the actual participants themselves. We’ll go back to the … Continue reading

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Four flights up: Dinner soars to dizzying heights

Sometimes you just get lucky! That’s what happened to me a few weeks ago when I got to be a “fill in” for a dinner that had been auctioned off by Knox Heritage. I got to be the “date” of … Continue reading

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The progressive dinner strategy continues

In our never-ending attempt to get everyone we like to move downtown, seven of us center city dwellers staged yet another in our series of progressive downtown dinners. Thanks to a previous progressive dinner, we successfully seduced Bruce and Monique … Continue reading

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Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Let the good times roll — every year! The Mardi Gras themed Summer Supper fundraiser benefiting Knox Heritage last Friday was such a rousing success that the non-profit preservation group has decided to make it an annual event. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Downtown: my favorite neighborhood

Alan and I lived in Farragut’s Concord Hills neighborhood for about eight years. Following that, we lived in Sequoyah Hills for another eight years. Both are lovely, charming neighborhoods which we enjoyed immensely. We had a lot of friends in … Continue reading

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Knox Heritage’s “Dancin’ in the Street” party really had them, well, dancing in the street!

It was last Friday night. Cooler than it had been in a long time. And the good folks at Kendrick Place near Chesapeake’s restaurant in downtown Knoxville had agreed to let Knox Heritage have the private drive behind their condos for … Continue reading

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A pear tree still grows in Knoxville; a hate-mailer apologizes; KMA gets cleaned up and more

A lot has been happening since the Blue Streak reported on several local controversies. Here are a few quick updates: You might remember this story from July. It involves a dispute at Kendrick Place condos over a pear tree growing … Continue reading

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A tart slice of city life

Every year around this time, a little drama plays out at Kendrick Place, the downtown condo development near Chesapeake’s restaurant. It pits neighbor against neighbor and even has a life hanging in the balance. The life of a controversial pear … Continue reading

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