Friday, March 1, 2013

March 1st Update

University Commons

University Commons is an urban, vertical retail complex that will feature two of the nation’s most successful retailers – Walmart and Publix. This 211,000 sq. ft. retail center will be located adjacent to the University of Tennessee. Official ground breaking for the project will be March 6th at 1:30pm.

For more information about the project visit:

Cumberland Avenue Design Review Board (C-7) Meeting

Date: March 6, 2013

Time: 9:00 am

Location: Panera Bread, 2000 Cumberland Avenue
What: The C-7 Cumberland Avenue Design Review Board will meet to review proposed projects. For more information about this meeting contact Mike Brusseau with the Knoxvillle/Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission at 865.215.2500.

Parking: Limited parking is available at Panera Bread, additional parking is available on Mountcastle St. or Lake Ave.

Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA) Meeting Reminder

Date: March 6, 2013

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Goal Post Tavern, 1824 Cumberland Avenue

What: The merchants and other interested stakeholders meet to discuss items of interest or concern and get updates on the City's Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project.

Parking: Available parking is located at Graphic Creations, 1809 Lake Avenue.

Weekend Events  

March 1, 2013
First Friday
First Friday Knoxville is located in and around downtown Knoxville. Browse open stores, art galleries, exhibits, take in shows, and dine while exploring all that downtown has to offer. Events around town begin at 6pm and go into the late evening hours.

March 2, 2013 Mardi Growl Dog Parade
Downtown Dog Park / Market Square
Parade begins at 11:00am
Dress your dog up in boas, beads, costumes and parade down Gay Street for the Mardi Growl Parade. If you don’t have a dog, come and watch the dogs as they parade down Gay Street and listen to the Old City Buskers on Market Square from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. For more information visit

Run for the Schools
Chilhowee Park
7:30am – 10:00am

ROCCK Racing
Tractor Pull Area – Chilhowee Park
8:00am – 8:00pm

Love Your Libraries 5K
UT Campus

As always, thanks for your interest in all things related to Cumberland Avenue and surrounding areas; have a safe and fun weekend.

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