Soaring ceilings, plush linens, and gracious service from tattooed attendants make the place feel like a country star’s mansion. Right outside the hotel’s door, Union Ave. offers some of the city’s most eclectic shopping. There’s a fierce local spirit here; aside from an Urban Outfitters that looks dropped from another planet, almost all the strip’s shops feature Tennessee products. — A must read from today’s New York Daily News.
As of this posting, this looks ugly. Check out “future” projection.
Taken early this afternoon.
The whole thing seemed too smart and feisty and multigenerational to live, at least in this country. But it’s not presented by a scratchy nonprofit; it’s run by AC Entertainment, one of the founders and producers of the enormous Bonnaroo festival, and manager-operator of those historic Knoxville theaters. It has a fighting chance. — More.
As the NYT has noted before, pull up a “couch” and enjoy.
(Via Mayor Rogero and Jennifer Lawson)
Shot this a couple of weeks ago. The shop is in the 5000 block of Kingston Pike.
Here’s the front part of the menu. More at www.buttermilk-sky.com.
It was local before local was cool, and the national media, from the New York Times to Garden & Gun, have taken notice. — More. (Via Mike Cohen)
I shot these in my neighborhood at about 4:45 p.m. yesterday.
More here and here: Rain before 3pm, then rain, snow, and sleet. Temperature falling to around 32 by 4pm. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
A shadowy Tennessee company donated more than $5 million to a prominent conservative super political action committee days after establishing itself.
So who’s behind one of the largest batches of election contributions this year? There’s a questionable trail.
Campaign finance reports filed late Thursday show that the political committee, FreedomWorks for America, received seven donations totaling $5.28 million from Knoxville-based Specialty Group Inc. The money, which accounted for about 90 percent of FreedomWorks for America’s donations during the first 15 days of October, is helping pay for TV ads supporting conservative candidates for federal office. — More.