Wired Coffee To Open At Cambridge Square

Free Coffee For Voters Aug. 7

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Barrier Properties, LLC, the developer of the mixed-use community Cambridge Square in Ooltewah, has announced that Wired Coffee will officially open its doors on Thursday, Aug. 7.

Local entrepreneur Adam Rogers and a business partner will open and operate the 2,500 square-foot coffee shop which is located on the development’s public square. Wired will be open seven days a week. 

“We have put a lot of time and energy into designing our space so we can provide the best possible coffee shop experience in Ooltewah,” said Mr. Rogers. “We have received a lot of encouragement from the community and can not wait to get started. The space looks great, we have retained some top-notch employees, and we are ready to roll.”

In the spirit of the current elections in Hamilton County, Wired patrons who arrive with voting stickers on Aug. 7 can receive a free cup of coffee. The Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber of Commerce will also be on hand that day to officiate a ribbon cutting ceremony for Wired. The event is open to the public and begins at 11 a.m.

“A locally owned coffee shop has been in demand in Ooltewah for a long time,” said Jim Cheney, marketing director for Barrier Properties. “We are very excited that Wired is opening and we are confident that they will add a positive new dimension to Cambridge Square. We see this as a big draw for students, people who work remotely, commuters, and really anyone looking to relax with a really good cup of coffee.” 

Wired takes its concept direction from scouting trips to New York City coffee shops and eateries, while adding a high level of Southern hospitality. Interior build-out elements include a fire place, and a community table and coffee bar. Each booth will have electrical connectivity for computers and smart phones and the entire space will offer free internet access. Wired will also have outdoor patio seating.

Wired’s menu will feature on-demand fresh roasted coffee provided by Batdorf & Bronson — an environmentally conscious, national roasting company which has been sourcing and roasting coffees from around the globe since 1986. It began its Atlanta operation in 1994.

In addition to coffee, Wired will offer specialty espresso-based beverages as well as one-of-a-kind locally sourced pastries. Wired has developed an iPhone and Android compatible application to enable customers to utilize gift cards, pay-by-phone transactions and to redeem and collect customer loyalty points. Stay informed on Wired developments at www.facebook.com/TheWiredCoffeeBar.

Michael Williams Has Law License Suspended

Michael Gregory Williams, of Hamilton County, was suspended from the practice of law on Thursday by Order of the Tennessee Supreme Court for four years.  The suspension will begin on Nov. 9. A Petition for Discipline was filed on Oct. 30, 2013, alleging that Mr. Williams had misappropriated funds from an estate for which he had been appointed administrator and had failed ... (click for more)

Browns Ferry Unit 1 Completes Refueling, Back Online

The Unit 1 reactor at the TVA’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant returned to service at 8:16 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, following the successful completion of a planned refueling and maintenance outage.  Plant operators will be raising power over the next several days until the unit once again achieves full power. “The Browns Ferry team worked hard to refuel and prepare Unit 1 for ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

Chickamauga Lock To Reopen As Soon As Next Thursday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District  plans to reopen Chickamauga Lock to all navigation traffic as early as next Thursday. An inspection of the upper gate anchorage and a repair plan were completed today. Chickamauga Lock closed on Monday after a routine inspection revealed a crack in the anchorage of the upper gate. Lt. Col. John Hudson, commander ... (click for more)

A Vote For Education Is Critical In Tennessee

In a state where just 28 percent of eighth graders are proficient in math and 33 percent are proficient in reading according to national assessments, education is deserving of more attention in 2014 elections. Across the country, more parents are making informed decisions about their child’s education, but for Volunteer State parents without resources, choices are difficult to come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saban: ‘Ratings Don’t Matter’

When the first College Football Playoff rankings were released earlier this week, Alabama football coach Nick Saban got it right on the button when he shrugged, “I don't even care, to be honest with you." "To me, none of it matters, What does it matter?” he laughed at the Tide’s No. 6 ranking. “I mean, it only matters where you end up at the end. So what matters to us is how ... (click for more)