At the Chattanooga Beer Board meeting held by Zoom on Thursday morning, two new restaurants and one music venue were given a permit to sell beer.
Volcano Crab and Bar, 2342 Shallowford Village Dr., was approved for both a consumer and carry-out permit. This new, large seafood restaurant with the capacity to hold 110 people is near the intersection of I-75 and Shallowford Road. Board Member Christopher Keene, said that the location would get many out of state customers with varying drivers licenses and warned the owners that they will have to be diligent in checking IDs.
Manager Christina Phakonekham said that an ID scanner will be used to help verify age.
Brother and sister Jiyong Lin and Yanxiu Lin will be opening a Hokkaido Hibachi & Sushi at 4762 Highway 58, suite 44. Mr. Lin was approved for a consumer beer license on Thursday. The Chattanooga fire marshal has given the restaurant a capacity of 48 customers.
Chairman Dan Mayfield of the Chattanooga Beer Board thanked the board members and city officials for continuing to operate this year despite having to meet remotely. The board has been successful in approving new businesses for beer licenses and working through technical difficulties, making the process of being approved for selling beer slower than when meetings are in-person.