Enzo's Market Set To Open May 1 On The Southside; The Flying Squirrel To Launch Nearby

Thursday, April 04, 2013 - by Gail Perry

A target date for the opening of Enzo’s Market on Chattanooga’s Southside is scheduled for May 1. The store is in the process of being stocked now and hiring has started. The eagerly-anticipated business will be a grocery store with a deli/café component, said Sam Turner, one of the three owners who came to the meeting of the Chattanooga Beer/Wrecker Board Thursday morning. They applied for a license and received unanimous approval to sell carry-out beer from the grocery side as well as on-site consumption for the café side.

There will be seating for 64 inside and 60 on the patio. Co-owner Eric Cummings told the board that the outside space is walled off and elevated with a gate to separate it from the sidewalk for security reasons. All employees who deal with serving and all cashiers will be trained in the TIPs program to prevent the sales of beer to minors.

Enzo’s is located at 1501 Long St., which is one block west of Battle Academy.

Hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will all be served from the café.  

Several blocks away from Enzo’s, The Flying Squirrel is planning to have a grand opening this spring.  This new business is described as a neighborhood bar that will have outside seating. It is located at 55 Johnson St., adjacent to The Crash Pad, a hostel that has the same owners. The bar will be open for dinner and late-night hours and will feature a Sunday brunch. It will be closed on Monday.

Smoke Mania at 4767 Highway 58, suite #101, was approved for a beer license contingent upon providing proof to the board that a land line telephone has been installed. Hours of operation for this business will be 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Both owner Ashok Thakur and the one additional employee will be trained through the TIPS program for procedures to prevent the sale of beer to underage customers.

 


Chicken Salad Chick Opens Second Chattanooga Location

Chicken Salad Chick is scheduled to open its second franchise location in Chattanooga today. The new restaurant is located at 1820 Gunbarrel Road Suite 200, Chattanooga, TN  37421. “We are so excited to add another location to the new Chicken Salad Chick community in Tennessee,” said president Kevin Brown. “With our other Chattanooga restaurant located downtown, we believe ... (click for more)

Red White And Food Announces Petition Campaign Progress

Red White and Food, the nonprofit organization that supports allowing wine sales in Tennessee’s retail food stores, announced Friday that more than 119,000 signatures have been collected statewide for the wine in retail food stores petition campaign. “It’s encouraging to see the level of enthusiasm Tennesseans have shown for the campaign,” said Red White and Food campaign ... (click for more)

County Commission Chairmanship Up For Grabs After Exit Of Henry, Skillern

The chairmanship of the County Commission is up for grabs after the exit of two commissioners who have held the post in recent years. Larry Henry is moving on to serve as Circuit Court clerk. Fred Skillern was upset by Randy Fairbanks in the Republican primary. Most of the returning commissioners have their eye on the possibility of taking over as chairman, or at least getting ... (click for more)

PAST Act On Horse Abuse Stalls Out In U.S. House Despite 70% Support

Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, issued the following statement today regarding the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 1518:   “I regret to inform you that Speaker of the House, John Boehner, currently refuses  to bring the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act to the floor for a vote.  His decision ... (click for more)

Curtis Adams: Beck, Mackey Should Be Considered For County Commission Leadership

Just think about this;  a person highly qualified applying for a job.  As he is just about finished filling out his papers for his interview, he sees at the bottom there is a place for him to check Democrat or Republican.  He would think, “if I mark the wrong one I may not get the job.” Being a real leader requires honesty, integrity, and, most importantly, fairness. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Orchids And Onions

With record low temperatures being recorded around the South, I didn’t know what I’d find in my garden on the first day of August but – sure enough -- there is a profusion of orchids and onions. The start of college football will be later this month and, with the chilly mornings, fall practice is a far cry from what it will be when the sweltering heat comes back next week. Here’s ... (click for more)