Moccasin Bend Brewing Company Not Granted Special Events Permit; Inspectors Say Building Still Not Ready

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - by Gail Perry

Christopher Hunt, owner of Moccasin Bend Brewing Company, made an application Thursday to the City Beer Board for a special event permit. He said the event is planned for April 4 through May 3, each day from 1 p.m.-midnight.

Mr. Hunt said it was to reward the neighborhood for its help in establishing the business.

Representatives from the Chattanooga zoning, building and fire codes departments present at the meeting all said the 100-year-old building in St.

Elmo was not yet up to code and that access was restricted to the inside except for the brewing room, which is being allowed to operate.

The owner’s plan was to put a 10x20-foot tent on a patio area along with a port-a-potty to use during this time. The beer board perceived this as an attempt to operate the business before the building was ready, not as a special event. Mr. Hunt was told to come to the next meeting when construction is expected to be complete.

The operation, which is across from Forest Hills Cemetery, had been abruptly shut down in late January for alleged fire code violations.



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