Anyone who knows me knows this. So I was distressed to read this just now. You see, I’m one of those rare Knoxvillians who did give up downtown as a bad job in the 70s, or just discover it in recent years. Our route from Knoxville Catholic High School when it was on Magnolia to our home in Cumberland Estates took us right through downtown, and I was a frequent shopper in this building when it was Miller’s (It was Rich’s before I was born; some great then and now pictures are here.). It was a grand place, with four floors, a candy store, two restaurants, and a tunnel under the street to the parking garage. I join with Knox Heritage in hoping that UT’s temporary solution, whatever it is, does not become permanent. I dread the next time I drive down Henley Street.
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