Local restaurants, lofts, art galleries, even a movie theater- Gay Street in downtown Knoxville offers a vibrant mix of business and culture.
Now, the American Planning Association has named Gay Street one of the 10 Great Streets for 2012.
The non-profit highlighted the preservation efforts, and Gay Street's impact on Knoxville's economy and arts scene.
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero says this is a fabulous honor.
The city will celebrate next month at a special presentation in Krutch Park -- before the Celebration of Lights ceremony.