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Chamber holds brainstorm session on Downtown improvement

Chamber holds brainstorm session on Downtown improvement

A handful of representatives from Downtown gathered to cast a vision for the future of the area.

Both residents and business owners alike attended a meeting at the Knoxville Chamber Thursday evening. They brainstormed ways to work together to improve the Downtown area.

With many businesses moving Downtown like Tupelo Honey Cafe, leaders say it's time to come together to help Market Square and the Old City move forward.

First students move into UT's 'Sorority Village'

First students move into UT's 'Sorority Village'

UT's Sorority Village recently received its first residents.

While the idea of creating a housing complex for sororities has been discussed for years on the UT campus, officials just broke ground on it May 2011.

Alpha Chi Omega moved into the village Friday, with Delta Zeta following their lead Monday. When the Sorority Village project is complete, UT expects it to house 13 sororities and an administration building.

Tupelo Honey to host scavenger hunt

Tupelo Honey to host scavenger hunt

To build excitement for its grand opening this fall, a restaurant new to Knoxville will kick off a scavenger hunt on Facebook starting next week.

Tupelo Honey Cafe, a well-known restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, will open a new location on Market Square in October.

Starting on Monday, the restaurant will post a series of clues about a much-loved Tennessee location on its Facebook page. For the first seven weeks of the contest, the first person to guess the correct location will win a $100 giftcard.

Gay St. boutique Julie Apple closing

Gay St. boutique Julie Apple closing

One of the first businesses to return to the 100 block of Gay Street is now closing its doors.

Friday marked the final night for Julianne Applegate's store Julie Apple.

The store sold custom, eco-friendly handbags featuring prints from plaids to petals.

Applegate is letting the store go because her husband is taking a job out of state.

Regardless, she says she'll always be proud of her time and work here in Knoxville.