Chattanooga’s just keeps growing! Last week, Fortune magazine labeled Chattanooga "one of America's most startup friendly cities." New stores and restaurants are opening up all across town. Here are our top 5 brand new or coming soon businesses to check out.
1. Alimentari Cucina e Bar
Remember how we talked about Chattanooga trying to make the "West Village" a thing. Well, it is a thing and we are loving it. The newest addition to this area is - Alimentari. This Italian resturant is great for a quick lunch and at night it turns into a modern high end dining experience. If you go check it out you have to try the house-made pasta!
2. Red Sauce
What was once supposed to be a drive-thru coffee shop, this new Italian restaurant has found new life. We checked it out and have to recommend the chicken meatballs (SO) good. This casual restaurant is located on the corner of Kent Street. Their focus is on their delicious meatballs and craft cocktails. Worth a visit!
3. Luxe Boutique Southside
Luxe Boutique opened its doors to a second location in Chattanooga’s Southside.“We definitely felt like there was room for another Luxe location,” Owner Roberts said. “The response from the community has been incredible.”Luxe Boutique was originally founded in Cookeville, Tenn. in 2011 The new space, along with the decor, has industrial elements such as metal and old wood paired with chic decor. The store is filling with high-quality clothing, shoes, accessories, candles and sugar scrubs. The boutique’s most popular item is their all-natural essential oil called Amber Blends. “We loved the town and the vibe it has,” said Roberts. “Chattanooga fits Luxe Boutique very well.”
4. Pasha Salon
Pasha offers haircuts, hair coloring, conditioning and nontoxic smoothing treatments, extensions, waxing services and makeup amenities. Pasha Salon is the first salon in Chattanooga to receive a GreenCircle certification, this is a designation achieved only by salons committed to recycling and repurposing upwards of 95 percent of all chemical, metal, paper, plastic and hair waste. It was reported by GreenCircle that, on average, hair salons in North America are responsible for more than 421,206 pounds of waste daily (HOW CRAZY) so this effort from Pasha is worth the trip to visit them.
CLOSING: Chattz on Market Street
Market Street announced Tuesday it will shut its doors this week after more than 15 years of operation. The Chattanooga Coffee Co, which opened the store on Sept. 11, 2002, is closing the downtown store at noon Friday. The company will continue to operate its wholesale roasting business and its other store at 2627 S. Broad St., where it has roasted its coffee over the past decade and a half. these (and more!) great Chattanooga restaurants and retailers? Check out all of the available Downtown Chattanooga homes below.
COMING SOON: Scottie’s on the River.
This will be a $2.3 million, 250-seat (with patio seating overlooking the Tennessee River), high-end steak, seafood, and oyster restaurant adjacent to the SpringHill Suites by Marriott/Downtown Cameron Harbor. Coming Spring 2018