Downtown Knoxville shop specializes in locally-themed T-shirts

Downtown Knoxville shop specializes in locally-themed T-shirts

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Locally designed and screen-printed T-shirts are the specialty at "Nothing Too Fancy." Locally designed and screen-printed T-shirts are the specialty at "Nothing Too Fancy."
This shirt saying "The best things are made in Tennessee" was highly requested. This shirt saying "The best things are made in Tennessee" was highly requested.
"It's still new to a lot of people. A lot of people associate downtown with Market Square or the Old City," said shop owner Lisa Cyr. "Every day somebody new discovers our store and discovers Union Avenue." "It's still new to a lot of people. A lot of people associate downtown with Market Square or the Old City," said shop owner Lisa Cyr. "Every day somebody new discovers our store and discovers Union Avenue."
Many of the shop's vintage looking T-shirts are broken down by neighborhood, such as one that says "4th and Gill." Many of the shop's vintage looking T-shirts are broken down by neighborhood, such as one that says "4th and Gill."

By JILL MCNEAL
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Downtown Knoxville has plenty of places to shop, but one family saw a void they wanted to fill: unique T-shirts for guys.

Locally designed and screen-printed T-shirts are the specialty at "Nothing Too Fancy."

The shop opened around a year ago when Union Avenue just off Market Square was just starting to thrive.

"It's still new to a lot of people. A lot of people associate downtown with Market Square or the Old City," said shop owner Lisa Cyr. "Every day somebody new discovers our store and discovers Union Avenue."

The location has seen even more traffic recently.

"We opened about three months before Tupelo Honey did. As soon as they opened, we saw a bump, because people were on a wait and they came around the corner and popped in our shop. Then we saw another bump when Urban Outfitters opened," said Cyr.

Many of the shop's vintage looking T-shirts are broken down by neighborhood, such as one that says "4th and Gill."

You can also advertise your area code.

"865 is our area code, and we put that on some things. People love it," said Cyr.

Nothing Too Fancy also has things for women, including locally hand-made jewelry and T-shirts that advertise everything from where you live to what you're looking for.

"We never knew how many women loved beards until we started selling this T-shirt. And of course, it's just about time for football."

The store's newest addition is kids' shirts, which were added by popular demand.

"This one was most requested: 'The best things are made in Tennessee,'" said Cyr.

Nothing Too Fancy is still working on a West Knoxville T-shirt.

You can shop online at their website.

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