An interesting new business is planning on occupying the vacant location next to Subway in Market Square. Read more about the new peanut store here. This adds to the burgeoning collection of food specialty stores in downtown Knoxville (see: Tree and Vine Olive Oil and Balsamic Tasting Shop).
(Photos courtesy of Metro Pulse)
Owner of Holly’s Eventful Dining, Holly Hambright, looks to open second business next to Magpies Bakery on Central, which is owned by sister Peg. The new restaurant will be called Holly’s Corner, and more info is here.
Interesting piece on the owner of the Birdhouse Cafe in South Knoxville
UT architecture professors Tricia Stuth and Tedd Shelton have had their Old North Knoxville home featured in the March edition of Dwell magazine. Check out more details about their very cool Gill Avenue house on their blog here.
A new neighborhood pub/pizza shop called Central Flats and Taps is coming soon to Downtown North in the former Veg-O-Rama space on N. Central – check out Josh Flory’s article about it here.
The Knox County Health Department is sponsoring a conference on Saturday, March 10 at the new L&N STEM Academy that is focused on real ways we can get healthier right here in Knoxville. There will be three areas of focus at the conference: 1) Grow Food Yourself – Options for Your Space, 2) Outdoor Action – Active Neighborhoods and Safer Streets, and 3) Farm to Fork – Local Farm Choices. Eat Play Live Knoxville will be from 8:15am-2pm and light breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information and to sign up, go here in early February.
Mark your calendars! Members of Three Rivers Market food coop can take 10% off their entire purchase any one day between January 12-15. Knoxvillager thinks this is a great time to stock up on all of those granola-making supplies!
This year has been a little unusual weather-wise — Knoxvillager has been known to go sockless even in the last week — but Beardsley Farm’s usually aptly-named annual fundraiser, Snow Day, is in 11 days. Join everyone at Barley’s Taproom on January 20 at 7pm for live music and a soup contest featuring local restaurants such as Harry’s Deli, Bistro at the Bijou, The Plaid Apron, Just Ripe and reigning champion Coolato Gelato. But the highlight of the evening might just be the 2nd Annual Beard Pageant! Last year Snow Day raised 20% of Beardley’s budget, so come out, have a beer and support urban farming here in Knoxville. More info on Beardsley and Snow Day 2012 here.
The Knoxville News Sentinel had a good article about Jeffries Fine Hardwood located in South Knoxville. Jeffries is a great place to find rough cut boards of almost any species. You will pay for the convenience, but if you need something specific you will have a hard time getting it anywhere else. Knoxville is lucky to have these stocks so close. Read the Sentinel article here and if you need direction check out a map of their location here.
If you haven’t heard about it already, The Neighborhood Center is a community center also known as The Birdhouse, and it’s located at 800 N. Fourth Avenue in Fourth and Gill (actually, literally at the corner of Fourth and Gill). Every first Saturday they have an art opening, every Monday there is a movie night, and they occasionally host community group meetings. Get more information, including a calendar of events, here.