Old City Directory

Awaken Coffee

  • 125 West Jackson Avenue • 865-951-0427
  • Awaken Coffee offers hand crafted coffee drinks as well as teas, pastries and our famous table side s’mores.

Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria

  • 200 East Jackson Avenue • Bar/Restaurant • Music Venue
  • Barley’s offers great food, live music and the best draft beer selection in Knoxville. With daily drink and food specials, there’s certain to be a perfect day (or two or seven) this week to join us for a meal, a drink or both!

Blue Slip Winery

  • 300 West Depot Avenue • Winery/Wine Bar • Since 2009
  • Blue Slip Winery is Knoxville first winery and Tennessee’s first urban winery. Blue Slip wine is make from all locally grown fruit from Tennessee growers, which is made onsite at the Historic Southern Railway Station. Blue Slip provides a unique urban, historical and truly Tennessee wine experience.

Boyd’s Jig & Reel

  • 101 South Central Street • Bar/Restaurant • Traditional Music Venue
  • Whether it be in the highlands of Scotland, the green plains of Ireland or the rolling mountains of Appalachia, music and drink have always brought people together. The place of congregation was a public house, or a pub, where any and all could come have a drink and listen in on a session. Boyd’s Jig & Reel in the Old City is such a place for all those who seek cold drink, warm conversation and lively music.

Burkhalter, Rayson & Associates, LLC

  • 111 South Central Street • Attorney
  • Burkhalter, Rayson & Associates is one of Tennessee’s top labor, employment and personal injury law firms. The lawyers serve clients in cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death, whistle blowing and employment law.

Cor-Tenn Company

  • 111 State Street • Manufacturing • Since Feb. 1998
  • Supports commercial and industrial industry in the region. Provides everything you fasten, anchor, support, cut, core or drill with. Manufactures guardrail/aesthetic timber guardrail used in all national parks. Supplies specialty fasteners, stain, chinking, sealants and decorative brackets to log home manufacturers in 42 lower U.S. states and all Canadian provinces.

Curious Dog

  • 200 West Jackson Avenue • Restaurant/Arcade 
  • The Curious Dog sandwich shop is downtown’s best deli, serving the freshest meats, produce, cheese and bread you’ll find anywhere. And don’t forget about our Bomb Dawgs! These foot-long fantasies are a curious blend of traditional Chicago-Style recipes and several unique Knoxville creations. Try our Old City sandwich featuring Cajun turkey, ham, chipotle, house sauce, pepperjack and veggies on sourdough bread. Want something a little more curious? Our Kojack sandwich: tzatziki, cucumbers, feta, black olive pesto, tomato, onion, salt, pepper, greek oregano, fries and olive oil all on sourdough bread. One bite and you’ll know why a Curious Dog is Dog Gone Good!

Dollar & Ewers Architecture, Inc.

  • 111 East Jackson Avenue, Suite 101 • 865-546-9374
  • Dollar & Ewers Architecture, Inc. is a long-established, full-service architecture firm that enjoys designing building projects of all sizes – commercial and residential. We have a special interest and enthusiasm for projects in our community.


  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • 111 Central Street • 865-360-8386 • roderick@fitnessstudio111.com
  • FITNESS STUDIO ONE 11 is Knoxville’s best alternative to working out in a crowded gym. Scrap pretenses and pageantry for reliable fitness coaching in an environment that is encouraging and unintimidating. Receive personalized workouts that match each client’s individual experience-level, needs, and goals.
  • Customers can choose between two unique workout experiences offered by the studio. Individuals who prefer a 1:1 coaching relationship as their primary form of exercise can choose to receive personal training sessions. These sessions are compatible with a busy schedule and are designed for people who require individual attention and an extra push. A cost-effective option for groups working towards a common goal are semi-private training sessions. This structure allows 2-4 people to work together with a coach to create an environment of friendly competition while working towards their fitness goals. Groups that typically work together successfully are couples, friends, bridal parties, and parent-child teams.
  • Conveniently located in the Old City.


  • 111 East Jackson Avenue, Suite 201 • Marketing • Spinoff of Shelton Group in January 2014
  • Fiveworx helps utilities increase their participation in their energy efficiency programs while dramatically reducing their marketing costs. Fiveworx uses its Efficiency Segmentation Profiles to deliver a highly personalized, meaningful and relevant list of the energy efficiency actions each American should take to see a true difference in utility bills and comfort.

Hedstrom Design, LLC

  • 110 West Magnolia Avenue • Landscape Architecture • Since 2007
  • Hedstrom Design is a woman-owned, award-winning, full-service landscape architecture firm with projects throughout the Southeast, Northeast and Southwest. The firm provides pre-development planning, budget development, conceptual design, design development, construction drawings and construction oversight.

Historic Southern Railway Station

  • 306 West Depot Avenue • Event Venue • Since 1903
  • The Southern Railway Station was built in 1903, and was designed by architect, Frank P. Milburn for the Southern Railway Company. The event venue remodeled in 2014 hosts live concerts, weddings, banquets, and private parties. 

JW Lawson Fine Art

  • Photography Studio
  • JW Lawson Fine Art provides several services for arts and collectors to enhance exhibitions or collections. Available services include freelance photography and digital capture, archival inkjet/Giclee printing, custom matting, scanning (film and print) and art consultation.

Knox Whiskey Works

  • Small Batch Distillery • 516 W. Jackson Avenue • 865-525-2372
  • Knox Whiskey Works is a small batch, craft distillery based in Knoxville, TN. Our mission is to harness the collective skill, passion and expertise of East Tennessee to create authentic, distinct and delicious hand-crafted spirits. Led by our head distiller, Ryan Catlett, we craft our spirits in small batches from locally sourced products. We work with local farmers and artisans to create unique spirits representative of East Tennessee. Grown, Distilled and Bottled in East TN…for East TN!

LeeHaw PhotoBooth Co.

  • 865-315-7711
  • We provide modern event photo booths for any type of function, large or small. We currently have 3 booths and are in the process of having more built as we speak. Not only do the booths add an awesome element of excitement to any event serve as great marketing for companies as well. All of our images are custom branded to match the event and with all guests sharing the pics on social media etc., the outreach is huge for any person or business to spread their cause, logo or message.
  • We also have the ability to capture data as the guests enter their phone numbers/email addresses and the pics are texted directly to them on the spot…that being said, companies can use the info later to send a follow up blast or reach out again to promote any exciting upcoming events or campaigns. There are lots of options!
  • OR it can just be used for some plain old party picture-taking fun!!! :)

Lonesome Dove Knoxville, Chef Tim Love

  • 100 North Central Street
  • In June 2016, Texas chef Tim Love expanded his portfolio beyond the Lonestar State when he opened a third location of his flagship restaurant Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in the historic Old City neighborhood, in downtown Knoxville, TN. A former Knoxville resident, Love has strong ties to his alma mater city, having attended the University of Tennessee. At Lonesome Dove Knoxville, Love serves his famously unique Urban Western cuisine, featuring bold flavors, wood-fired cooking and unique wild game offerings. The menu features time-honored Lonesome Dove favorites alongside a selection of new, Knoxville-inspired dishes made with local ingredients. On the weekends, Love turns the back of Lonesome Dove’s kitchen into a late-night doughnut take-out window called Back Dough, where he churns out sweet and savory treats to hungry patrons after football games or a night on the town. During football season, Love also opens a pop-up of his cult favorite burger joint Love Shack in Lonesome Dove’s backyard, serving up the ultimate tailgating eats.

Lox Salon

  • 103 West Jackson Avenue • 865-523-5569 • Salon & Gallery • Since 2006
  • Lox is a Full Service Salon that offers Hair, Skin & Nail Services as well as Massages. We also offer a variety of items in our boutique from Vintage clothes, hats and handmade jewelry by local artists. Lox takes pride in our community and the health of our consumer, which is why we offer all Vegan hair products, skin care, & makeup. Also, as of Feb 1st we will be making efforts to become a zero waste salon, so 95% of our waste will be recycled, reused, repurposed. New art is displayed every month, in conjunction with First Friday.

The Melting Pot

  • 111 North Central Street • Restaurant
  • Situated in the heart of Knoxville’s Old City, The Melting Pot provides a casually intimate, historically charming atmosphere where guests can enjoy the art of fondue.

MossCreek Designs

  • 127 West Jackson Avenue, Suite 202 • Custom Home Designer • Since 1983
  • MossCreek Designs is a group of skilled individuals dedicated to the design of rustic American-style homes. MossCreek designs some of the most unique and authentic luxury log homes, cozy log cabins and custom timber-frame homes in the country.

Patrice Argant Photography

  • 130 West Jackson Avenue, Suite 201 • Photography Studio
  • From fashion to commercial, from glamour to news, Patrice Argant makes full usage of the photography medium, avoiding narrow-minded positioning, he approaches the world with a humanist visual perception, laying on film his emotions by using his rich European heritage and a newly acquired “New York vibe.” Patrice currently produces his work from his studios in Knoxville and Manhattan, as well as on location.

The Pilot Light

  • 106 East Jackson Avenue • Night Club/Music Venue
  • The Pilot Light is Knoxville’s venue for underground music, sound and art. The bar is open every night, show or no show.


  • 112 West Jackson Avenue • 865-525-7888
  • Rala is a little shop of treasures. Established in 2010, we are an inventive retail space that provides a venue for modern goods and gifts made with love by artists from around the corner and across the world. Rala features original art, letterpress prints, a unique and diverse collection of greeting cards along with contemporary jewelry and accessories. We specialize in creative gifts for creative people!

Robin Easter Design

  • 132 West Jackson Avenue • Design Studio • Since 1989
  • Robin Easter Design is a full-service graphic design firm with more than 25 years experience in creating unique and memorable brand identity systems, effective websites, signage and displays and award-winning books.

See Why Consulting

  • 130 West Jackson Avenue, Suite 101 • Public Relations • Advertising • Brand Strategy
  • See Why Consulting helps businesses focus on the big picture by using growth strategy, original ideas, media and social media outlets to make advertising efforts as effective as they can be.

Shelton Group

  • 111 East Jackson Avenue, Suite 201 • Marketing • Since December 2012
  • Shelton Group is the nation’s leading marketing communications agency entirely focused in the energy efficiency and sustainability space. The firm works with many of America’s leading utility, building products and consumer goods companies to develop differentiated communications campaigns to leverage their sustainability stories for a market advantage.

Urban Bar & Corner Café

  • 109 North Central Street • Bar • Opened in 2003
  • The Urban Bar is a 21+ bar and restaurant that is smoker friendly. The bar offers great food until 2 a.m., darts, foozball, pinball and 5 pool tables. The patio has been voted Knoxville’s Best Patio.

Wagon Wheel

  • 115 South Central Street
  • Knoxville’s premier Country Bar in the heart of the Old City.

Willow Creek Gallery

  • 115 East Jackson Avenue • Retail • Since 2000
  • Willow Creek Gallery is a second-generation business specializing in French antiques from the 18th century to modern. The gallery consists of three different specialties: the revitalizing of antiques bought in France, an in-house re-upholstering center and fabricating and creating functional antique designs with today’s needs in mind. Willow Creek Gallery builds a line of industrial furniture with elements of old mixed into the finished design. The gallery also salvages old French armoires, frames, windows and doors to refurbish into mirrors, headboards and uniquely different architectural elements for the home.
  • The building was originally built by the Armour Company in 1892 and is on the National Historical Buildings registry.