Diamound Brown, owner of Chatty’s Restaurant, 2301 Milne St., was unanimously approved for a beer license for her new restaurant.
She told City Beer Board members that “It’s really about the food. I love cooking, some people just ask for beer to go along with the food.”
The C-2 zoning where the restaurant is located will require the building be closed by midnight unless the Chattanooga City Council gives a special exemptions permit, which could allow the restaurant to stay open until 3 a.m.
Ms. Brown wants to offer take-out food only, but no beer, from a drive through window after midnight when it will now be required to close. Customers will not be allowed in the building after 12 midnight.
She said she will be using an app that identifies the age of customers automatically through a national network. She said the system has been tested and seems to be accurate.
Ms. Brown has also purchased additional lots around the business to alleviate parking problems that previous business in the building have experienced.
In another beer board case, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, 1924 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 104, has been in business since 2017 selling consumer beer along with liquor and wine to accompany food. The restaurant has had no alcohol violations since it opened. Owner Jeremy Prophater was approved for a carry-out beer permit, adding the ability to sell growlers for take-out orders.