Charlie's BBQ & Bakery Tests The Waters Further Down Main Street

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Charlie's BBQ & Bakery has opened in the old Charlie's Quik Stop at 2309 E. Main St.
 
Owners Wes Agee, Elizabeth St. Clair and Stacey Anderson from Manchester, Tn., said, "This neighborhood may not have a great reputation, but we are genuinely trying to make a difference in that reputation."
 
Ms.
St. Clair said the trio saw the building up for lease this summer, and "just fell in love."
 
She said, "The property is owned by Darry and Jay Martin with RENEW the Noog.  They were very excited to help us see our vision of keeping the existing character of this building, by breathing life back in the neighborhood. 

"We have over 35 years of experience in the restaurant industry between the three of us. We decided to make a leap of faith on this neighborhood."
 
Charlie's BBQ & Bakery specializes in smoked meats such as pulled pork, sliced brisket, smoked chicken, leg quarters, and St. Louis ribs.
 
Ms. St. Clair said, "When we set our prices, it was important to us to be competitive with the other BBQ places in Chattanooga, but remain low in price point in relation to the neighborhood." 

She said, "We want to let people in Chattanooga know that we are open and have some amazing food. I can guarantee that this is the most economical and tasty hickory smoked BBQ in town. Our early customers are loving our food. We are truly ready to make a difference in this neighborhood."
 
Jeremiah Reynolds of Ridgedale said, "We stopped in for a quick lunch today at the new Charlie's BBQ & Bakery on Main Street. We went with tempered expectations considering how many average barbecue joints there are already. First impression: they did a great job with the building and interior space. Second impression: this barbecue is amazing. The pulled pork was perfectly smoked and seasoned and then there was the brisket.
 
"Suffice to say my wife Lili declared it was the best she's had outside of Texas. Let me emphasize that's a big deal. We will be going back soon to try the ribs.
 
"So Ridgedale, let's get out and support our newest local business. These guys are doing it right with a lot of passion for their food and alll for unbelievably good prices." 

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