The Camp House To Reopen In April With New Partners

Plus Coffee And Friar Tuck’s To Offer All-Day Hospitality To Help Reanimate Historic District

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Pioneering coffee shop, restaurant and cultural venue The Camp House is joining forces with two local hospitality vendors to open a permanent home in Chattanooga’s Onion Bottom district this April.

The Camp House and Mission Chattanooga will move to 806 E. 12th St. in March, serving as anchor tenants for a revitalized development. Bringing a fresh approach to its vision for serving the city’s common good, The Camp House is enlisting partners Plus Coffee and Friar Tuck’s to provide all-day hospitality service in its new home.

“We’ve been part of Chattanooga’s revitalization story since we opened in the Southside in 2010 and through the past five years in the MLK district,” said Matt Busby, pastor of cultural engagement at Mission Chattanooga. “Now we’re looking forward to serving neighbors in another part of the city that is coming back to life.”

Plus Coffee will open inside The Camp House’s new space in April, expanding on its existing operations, which include a St. Elmo coffee house and a coffee roasting business. 

“When I first moved to Chattanooga six years ago, The Camp House was one of the few places here that made me feel at home and gave me hope that this town would support what has become a growing coffee community,” said Matt Park, owner and operator of Plus Coffee. “The Camp House embodies a sense of care for a place and the people it serves. You don’t find places like this too often and it’s something we’ve strived to emulate at Plus Coffee.”

Friar Tuck’s Kitchen & Bar is a new restaurant created by Alexandria and Josiah Newport inspired by the neighborhood taverns they frequented while living in Europe. The restaurant will feature a custom menu that centers on fresh cut fries and globally inspired cuisine — along with a full-service bar.

“The Camp House has a commitment to place and a heart for serving the city, which makes it the perfect space to launch Onion Bottom’s first neighborhood bar,” said Ms. Newport, owner and chef at Friar Tuck’s. 

Mission Chattanooga will own the renovated facility and provide a permanent home for both the church and The Camp House, maintaining a commitment to serve not only through hospitality, but by stewarding educational and cultural events.

To finish raising funds for this ambitious community development project, The Camp House, Plus Coffee and Friar Tuck’s Kitchen & Bar are launching a Kickstarter campaign next week. The crowdfunding effort will run through the facility’s opening in April.

“We’re inviting the community to be part of launching the next iteration of The Camp House,” said Mr. Busby. “Together with the teams at Plus Coffee and Friar Tuck’s, we have a chance to steward the common good in Onion Bottom.”

For more information on The Camp House, www.thecamphouse.com
For more information on Friar Tuck’s, https://www.instagram.com/friartuckschatt/
For more information on Plus Coffee, www.pluscoffee.co
For more information on the Onion Bottom development, https://onionbottomstation.com/


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