The North Shore Merchants Collective is holding a Night Out on the North Shore on April 22, following a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the re-opening of the Walnut Street Bridge.
The ribbon-cutting, coordinated by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 5 p.m. The Night Out will last from 5 - 8 p.m. Shops on the North Shore will stay open late that evening.
Ten percent of all proceeds from sales will benefit the Northside Neighborhood House, an 85-year-old service organization that provides educational programs and assistance to families and individuals in need north of the river.
The Walnut Street Bridge was closed last December for repairs to the asphalt at the north end of the span.
An official grand re-opening of the bridge will take place after the repair project is completely finished in July.
“The North Chattanooga Council of the Chamber is pleased to support the North Shore Merchants Collective in this special occasion that spotlights the vibrant commercial activity in the area,” said Council President-elect Jerry Sterling. “We are also happy to take part in a celebration of the re-opening of the bridge which offers so many recreational opportunities for our citizens and visitors.”