Hello Monty, a new restaurant, is opening in the Southside at the corner of Main and Cowart Streets. Brothers Clay and Rob Gentry, who have many years of experience and a lot of history with restaurants and breweries in Chattanooga, told the Chattanooga Beer Board that they have made a significant investment in the neighborhood and believe in the Southside.
Rob Gentry created and ran the Blue Plate for 15 years and Clay Gentry co-founded Big River Grille and Brewery and opened ROBAR in 2015.
Both brothers are experienced brewers.
The business was approved for both a consumer beer license and a manufacturing beer license. On Assistant City Attorney Melinda Foster’s advice, the licenses were separated. If there is ever a violation on the consumer side of the business, the manufacturing portion of the business would not be affected.
The restaurant will have seating for 185, split between inside and out. The bar will serve beer, wine and liquor so all servers will have TABC licenses and will be trained on carding, serving and selling alcohol, the board was told.
Both the consumer and manufacturing licenses were approved unanimously.
The Beer Board on Thursday also approved two special events beer permits requested by Stratton Tingle with SoundCorps. On Oct. 22 from 6-9 p.m. “4 Courses and a Whiskey Supper at Crabtree Farms,” 1000 E. 30th St. will be held. This is an outdoor supper featuring Pitmaster Bryan Furman. There will be whiskey pairings featuring Uncle Nearest Tennessee Whiskey. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Future Ready Institute at Howard School.
On Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6-9 p.m. SoundCorps will hold the Tennessee Whiskey Festival at the Choo Choo Gardens, 1400 Market St. This event will showcase the state where Tennessee craft spirits are made that are known around the world. There will be a full bar and will provide an opportunity for people to sample craft whiskey and beer from around the region. Mr. Tingle said around 100 people are expected at the event.