Clyde’s On Main Opening At Former Clyde's Auto Glass On Main Street

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - by Gail Perry

A new restaurant owned by Michael Monen, Clyde’s On Main, will be opening on Sunday afternoon. This is the seventh restaurant owned by Mr. Monen and the sixth in Tennessee.

In Chattanooga those include Taco Mamacita, Urban Stack, Community Pie and Milk and Honey.

Clyde’s on Main is located in the building previously operated as Clyde’s Auto Glass at 122 W. Main St. The building has been totally remodeled during the past two years, including adding a covered patio. The owners have been training their employees by having them work alongside server and bartender trainers in their other businesses.

Food sales are expected to make up 75 percent of the sales at Clyde’s with a full menu of appetizers, soups, salads and entrees.  Beer will also be sold with the Chattanooga Beer Board approving an application for a consumer beer license at the meeting Thursday morning.

 This restaurant plans on holding block parties or outdoor events in its parking lot and for that will need to also have a caterer’s permit. An ABC license is required before the beer board can give a caterer’s permit so a representative from Clyde’s will again come before the board at the next meeting.  

Two other restaurants were required to resubmit applications for a beer permit due to ownership changes. Underdogs Bar and Grill, 2503 Westside Dr. changed names when James Michael Burnette Jr. bought the business from his father. The restaurant will continue to be run by the same people. There is no entertainment except Karaoke on the weekends. This is primarily a restaurant with 75 percent food sales and the same customers most of the time.  No one is permitted under the age of 21 since smoking is allowed inside. Approval was given for a new beer license.

 There are no management changes although ownership changed at Red Lobster at 2131 Northgate Mall. The old license was surrendered at the beer board meeting and a new one will be issued.

 Joseph Food Mart, 3441 Wilcox Blvd., a convenience store, will serve no food. This is the second store owned by Irfan and Haroon Joseph, and participating in the Responsible Vendor Program was encouraged before giving approval to sell beer at this business that has recently changed ownership.

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