Mark Hopkins has previously held beer licenses for three restaurants in Chattanooga - The Stone Lion Tavern, Father Abraham’s and Hoppy’s Last Resort. He is now the owner of a convenience store and is returning the business to a neighborhood market at 100 W. Bell Ave.
It will be known as Hoppy’s North River Corner Market. It will be selling items such as bread, milk and eggs in addition to carry-out beer.
To begin with, only pre-packaged food will be sold, but the building holds a kitchen so eventually, food prepared on site will be available.
At that time, if all conditions regarding the distance from schools, day-care centers and churches are met, the beer license may be expanded to allow consumer sales, officials said.
Plans are to open on Aug. 24 or 25. Hours will be from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.