There’s plenty of hub-bub in Downtown Kingsport lately. This week, the Thursday night concerts begin with Twilight Alive and Bluegrass on Broad started a couple of weeks ago. There will be plenty of music downtown again this year – along with plenty of great food.

If you have visited Kingsport’s downtown lately, you probably already know about our favorite spot for barbecue at 12 Bones, but we’re also getting ready to see the old Kingsport Grocery Company open its doors and in a few more months (believe it not) sushi will be on Broad Street as Knoxville, Johnson City based Stir Frye Cafe opens its doors in the former Intellithought building.

A couple of weeks ago, our staff sat down with Downtown developers Doug Beatty, Jeff Lane and Angela Vachon to talk about what’s happening with the Grocery Company, Stir Fry and The State Theatre.

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