Get our Insider's Guide to Downtown Knoxville delivered straight to your inbox. We promise to send you only the good stuff.

Downtown Knoxville's Business Owners


Join us as we meet the friendly faces behind 25+ local retail businesses in Downtown Knoxville. These charming community of neighbors are the people you support when you shop local!

Katherine & Logan Higgins | Mark & Kendell Lily, Jacks of Knoxville

Jacks is known for high-quality handmade goods from Knoxville makers. Katherine and Logan Higgins joined forces with Mark and Kendell Lily to bring hand-crafted coffee, gifts, and plants to the 100 Block of Gay Street.

Photo Credit: Inside of Knoxville

Jodi Bowlin, Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts

Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts is an artisan gift shop carrying treasures you won't find anywhere else, since Jodi hand picks every item. With 40+ vendors represented, it's the perfect place for one-of-a-kind gifts.

Shop the always beautifully decorated store on Gay Street.

Georgia Vogel, Honeymouth

Honeymouth sells leather goods adorned with empowering sayings hand-crafted by none other than owner Georgia! With the help of her cuddly shop dog, Dozer, of course.

Find the pink door in the Old City.

Flossie McNabb, Union Ave Books

Union Ave Books is Knoxville's friendly neighborhood bookstore owned by Flossie and her daughter Bunnie. Books, puzzles, gifts, and a friendly staff that will help you with anything!

Head to Union Ave to find your next read.

Terri Karlsson, Tree & Vine and CitiFid-O

The Tree & Vine offers imported olive oil and balsamics, as well as gourmet foods and kitchen supplies. And just two doors down, the Karlssons also own CitiFid-O, a premium pet provisions store.

Shop both stores on Union Ave.

Matthew Cummings, Pretentious Glass Co

Pretentious Glass Co is a working glass studio and gallery known for incredibly unique hand-blown beer, bourbon, and wine glasses. Owner Matthew Cummings is also known for spectacular one-of-a-kind art pieces.

Stop by their storefront in the Old City to see him in action!

Dustin & Lisa Cyr Burnett, Nothing Too Fancy

Nothing Too Fancy is a family run shop specializing in a variety of screen-printed items, including super comfy t-shirts designed and printed right here in Knoxville. You'll find something new every time you walk in!

Find their store on Union Ave.

Justin Helton, Status Serigraph

Status Serigraph is a design studio featuring Justin's work for major clients like Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Phish, and Dave Matthews Band. He sells posters, t-shirts, hats, magnets, and more.

Stop by his store on Jackson Ave to say hi!

Scott Schimmel & Lisa Sorensen, Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes

Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes is an award-winning boutique known for its on-trend fashion finds and one-of-a-kind gift options, ranging from clothes, accessories, and shoes to kitchen supplies, puzzles, and other novelties. 

Shop at Bliss on Gay Street.

Kathryn Rouse, Fizz

Fizz is known for their own artisan jewelry line, plus unique clothing for all ages and sizes. Their handmade jewelry, funky clothing, and seasonal clothes and accessories are always on point. 

Shop in-store on Market Square.

Allison Manes, Fruit Jar Alley

Fruit Jar Alley boasts jewelry, accessories, boutique clothing, children’s items, home decor, and, wait... moonshine?! Yep, Allison and husband "Digger" from Discovery's Moonshiners have promised some moonshine-themed items too.

Stop in their Market Square shop.

Paula West, Earth to Old City

Earth to Old City is a long-standing "scruffy little gift shop" where you can find gifts for that person on your list that you just don't know what to get (and isn't that most of them!?).

Shop in-store on Market Square.

Nanci Solomon, Rala

Rala stands for: Regional & Local Artisans, and they live up to it. Unique gifts from Knoxville Makers, interesting tea towels, fun puzzles, handmade greetings cards, and more!

Shop Rala in-store in the Old City.

Terry & Meg Troutman, OP Jenkins

OP Jenkins Furniture has served Knoxville since 1907, and it's always been in the family! The Troutmans take pride in offering everything from home accessories to a complete home makeover.

OP Jenkins four floors of furniture is open for shopping on Summit Hill.

Mike Hermann, Tall Man Toys & Comics

Tall Man Toys & Comics is one of the largest Funko Pop! dealers in the Southeast, and Mike is always adding more for you to add to your collection. Plus, they host fun events to meet celebs!

Find the store in the Candy Factory Lofts near World's Fair Park. 

Parker Davis & Bryce Wylie, William & Wylie

William & Wylie Custom Menswear is known for men's tailored clothing, and also carry accessories, denim, and more. Parker and Bryce have a mission to properly fit all of Knoxville, so ask about their classic custom pieces.

You'll find this special spot just off Gay Street.

Photo Credit: Inside of Knoxville

Caroline Farris, ACF Jewelry

Caroline Farris patented parts of her famous endless chain jewelry, a personally designed, clasp-less bracelet she describes as “somewhere between buying a bracelet and getting a tattoo.” The chain is soldered in place and is a semi-permanent piece of jewelry.

Find ACF Jewelry in the Old City.

Eddie & Bridget Reymond, Eddie’s Health Shoppe

Named after the owner himself, Eddie's Health Shoppe promotes strength, health, and well being. Eddie and his daughter Bridget make sure everyone has the knowledge and resources to achieve their goals.

Shop in-store on Union Ave.

Rick Terry, Rick Terry Jewelry

Rick Terry, along with his two sons Blake and Matthew, and of course the boxers, create beautiful custom jewelry at Rick Terry Jewelry. They are dedicated to quality craftsmanship and love to be a part of special moments. 

Shop in-store on the 600 block of Gay Street.

Paula Clancy, Nouveau Classics

Nouveau Classics is a one-of-a-kind furniture store selling contemporary furniture. Paula brings 30+ years of interior design experience to help each customer create beautiful, modern spaces.

Browse in-store on the 100 Block of Gay Street.

Leslie Rosenbaum, Lillian Ruth Bride

Lillian Ruth Bride is named after both of Leslie's grandmothers, Lillian and Ruth Alyce. The bridal boutique is a labor of love that is a haven for brides to feel beautiful, cared for, and celebrated. 

Located on Summit Hill Dr.

Chris & Robin Rower, Christopher Robin Arts

Husband-wife duo Chris and Robin Rohwer opened Christopher Robin Arts to showcase Robin's paintings and Chris' photography. Their studio is a beautiful display of the world around them. 

Follow them on social for updates on open hours. And visit them on First Friday, or by appointment, on Gay Street.

Tice Tansil, Boldure Gifts

Boldure Gifts in the Old City is a hidden gem that was made for Valentine's Days, anniversaries, and all other special occasions. They specialize in romantic gifts, particularly roses plated in gold, silver, and other types of metals.

J.W. Rule, Knoxville Fine Violins

Knoxville Fine Violins is a family-owned shop and Tennessee's leading source of violin making. J.W. Rule once built organs with his father, and then went to the Violin Making School of America. He now brings his talents to his shop on Clinch Ave.

Photo Credit: Caitie McMekin/News Sentinel

Shop small. Support local!

Thanks to downtown business owners for making Downtown Knoxville so special!