At the Thursday meeting of the city Beer Board, four consumer beer licenses were issued to restaurants and bars. Alex Thai Food & Sushi Bistro, 26 E. Main St., is on the ground floor of a new apartment building. The restaurant has a capacity of 65, with hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fireside Grill, 3018 Cummings Hwy. is being opened as a restaurant/bar in Lookout Valley.
The managing partner is Guy E. Cowden, Jr., previously the bartender at T Bones in downtown Chattanooga. There will be live music and the building can hold 111 customers. Until a special exemptions permit is received from the Chattanooga City Council, the business will be required to close at 11 p.m.
Ed and Guwanda Wickley are opening Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish at 3202 Brainerd Road by the tunnels. They received a beer permit to sell beer along with the food. The two own the franchise for the same restaurant in Nashville. The business will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dominica’s Caribbean Kitchen, 5450 Highway 153, has been open for five weeks and already has a wine and liquor permit. Thursday, the establishment also received a consumer beer license. The business got its start as a food truck at the Chattanooga Market. The restaurant is the next level, said owner Rock Morris.