Category Archives: Downtown

Happy New Year! We cruised into 2020!

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a great time bidding adieu to 2019 and welcoming 2020. We definitely did. As downtown devotees, we usually end up in one form or fashion on Market Square for New Year’s Eve, … Continue reading

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Moxley Carmichael dives into Christmas

Several years ago we moved the Moxley Carmichael staff holiday party out of downtown Knoxville and into Sevier County to support our neighbors after devastating fires gutted tourism there for a while. We knew they needed our business in the … Continue reading

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Come for the history, stay for the hippopotamus

It has become one of our favorite holiday traditions to attend the annual Christmas fundraiser at Blount Mansion in downtown Knoxville. During this evening, guests get to see the handiwork of The Knoxville Garden Club, which decorates the historic home … Continue reading

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Who lost their thong at the cookie exchange?

It was almost time to exchange the cookies at the annual cookie swap and I had two important announcements to make. 1. We found a black thong beneath the dining room table. If you’d like to claim it, it will … Continue reading

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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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