Regan's Place, Flamma Pizza, Leaping Leprechaun, Shangri-La, Puleo’s Gill, The Night Owl Make Debuts

Thursday, May 19, 2016

New businesses that received permits to sell beer will be opening soon, up and down Market Street. Regan’s Place, 1518 Market St., will be a retro dance bar featuring music from the 1980s and 1990’s.  It is patterned after the bar’s original location in Knoxville and will be for ages 21 and up, with no smoking allowed. The type of music and dress code does not attract trouble makers, said owner Duane Carleo.


Fiamma Pizza Company, 405 North Market St., will sell Neopolitan style pizza made in an imported pizza oven from Italy, said the owner. The family-friendly restaurant will be open every day except Sunday.

The Leaping Leprechaun, 100 Market St., is a family-style restaurant by day, serving Irish fare. It is located near the Aquarium. After 9 p.m. only those 21 and older will be allowed.

Shangri-La, 14 East 7th Street, a new Chinese restaurant, has already been open a few months. The application for a beer license was in response to requests from customers, said Zhiyu Liu. Mr. Liu also owns another restaurant in Red Bank.

Puleo’s Gill, 6108 Artesian Circle in Ooltewah, will be the fifth location of this chain of restaurants. The other four are in Knoxville. It is described as a Southern Italian, family-style restaurant. Hours are from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. It will remain open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

J.T. McDaniel is opening The Night Owl at 830 Dodson Ave. as a billiards club in a building he owns. The beer license of a previous business at the location was revoked earlier this year. With a warning that the license is only valid for the single suite within the building, and that hours are restricted to between 6 p.m. and midnight, the board approved a new beer license for Mr. McDaniel, who said he will run this business himself rather than hiring someone else to do it.

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