Category Archives: Downtown

Thankful for downtown living, despite a few drawbacks

My friend and client Roy Cockrum won the Tennessee Lottery — and a $153 million lump sum payout — five years ago. So, he literally could live anywhere he wants in the entire world. Guess where he chooses to live? … Continue reading

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Georgiana’s book is like a comfortable chat

When a seasoned journalist writes a book — especially one who has covered politics for the better part of five decades — you might expect a hard-hitting expose. Or, at least some breaking news. But, if you sit down to … Continue reading

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‘Nobody invites a chef to dinner.’

Hats off to my friend Gay Lyons. Sometime this summer when Gay and her friend Laura Cole were having dinner at the chef’s counter at the downtown eatery J.C. Holdway, chef owner Joseph Lenn came over to chat with them. … Continue reading

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Cancer Society event raises hope — and lots of money

For a few festive hours on Friday night, you easily could have felt as if you were in Cuba — without leaving downtown Knoxville! The Press Room, the beautiful event center at 730 N. Broadway, was transformed through lights, music, … Continue reading

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Hallelujah! The new Knox Mason opens Thursday!

Finally! One of our favorite Knoxville eateries is reopening in a fabulous new location. As all Knoxville foodies know, chef-owner Matt Gallaher closed his tiny — but awesome — restaurant called Knox Mason located on the 100 block of Gay … Continue reading

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Clinton 12 honored for high school heroism

Another Urban League Equal Opportunity Awards Gala has come and gone. Yes, the music, decorations, camaraderie and dancing were fun. But, the real hit of the evening? The presence of two members of “The Clinton 12,” who received the Whitney … Continue reading

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Harper in the Hall has a nice ring to it!

It was a beautiful day in Tampa and Kellie Jolly Harper, there for a meeting, was playing phone tag with University of Tennessee Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer. She knew he was calling to tell her the results of the … Continue reading

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Culinary community coalesces for Chef Cunningham

The Knoxville restaurant and hospitality community came together this past Sunday for an over-the-top fundraising dinner to assist the family of Chef Joe Cunningham. The popular 43-year-old executive chef at Northshore Brasserie died in July from complications after a car … Continue reading

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Tomato Jam ’19: Not just a bunch of Bloody Marys!

Congrats to the talented mixologists and proprietors of J.C. Holdway and Libacious Cocktail Catering for winning the first place Judges’ Award and People’s Choice Award, respectively, at the Tomato Jam cocktail contest. The festive event, held Aug. 4 at downtown’s … Continue reading

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By the time you hear Rocky Top, it’s too late

This is a guest post by Maria Cornelius of Moxley Carmichael. Maria handles the popular planning calendar, EventCheckKnox, that is designed to help event planners avoid having their events conflict with similar functions. Even though EventCheck Knox is designed for … Continue reading

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