Choo Choo Getting New Restaurant

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A new restaurant, STIR, is opening in the Chattanooga Choo Choo in November.

Officials said it will "keep historic remnants of the iconic terminal station) while bringing in a modern, urban aesthetic."

 A centerpiece to the new restaurant will be its "innovative, meticulous take on mixed drinks, crafting specialty cocktails with the expertise of world-renowned bartender and 20-year veteran Gary Crunkleton. It will use artisanal ice - in eight unique shapes.

 The restaurant will be updating the 5,300-square-foot space with industrial additions, including an iron-wrapped community table and steel fixtures offset with natural elements such as stained wood floors and tables, and an outdoor balcony which will seat 100 guests. Indoor seating will be available for more than 200 guests. Paneled windows surrounding the bar will also be retractable to create an open-air effect throughout the warmer months.


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