3 New Restaurants Opening - Giardino At Westside Drive, Real Roots Café On N. Market And The Local Goat In Ooltewah

Friday, May 21, 2021 - by Gail Perry

Chattanooga is getting three new restaurants and all were approved for selling beer at the Thursday morning meeting of the City Beer Board.

 

James Leonard, owner of the new restaurant Giardino at 2503 Westside Dr., was approved unanimously for the full-service Italian restaurant he will be opening the second week of June. Until last week he had been the general manager at El Primo and has worked at St.

Johns before that. He said that the building has been totally renovated with large windows added. The food will be locally sourced and he aims for the restaurant to be considered a neighborhood gathering place.

 

Real Roots Café is a small restaurant that can seat 30 people inside and another 20 outside on the fenced patio. It is located at 607 N. Market St. Suite 103. This is the second location for the business - the other location in Fort Oglethorpe has been open for three years. This will be a plant-based restaurant with limited hours. During the week, it will close at 6 p.m. but hours may be extended some on the weekends, said owner Matthew Lake.

 

The Local Goat of Ooltewah, 6108 Artesian Circle, is a full service, farm-to-table restaurant with food that is locally sourced daily.

 

The partners at The Bitter Alibi, 825 Houston St., have parted ways and now the sole proprietor is Jason Bowers. A new beer permit was applied for due to the change in ownership. The new permit given will also allow for adding carry-out beer sales and the ability to cater; otherwise there will be no changes. Mr. Bowers also owns The Daily Ration at 122 Dartmouth St. in Chattanooga.

 

There have been past issues with noise from the restaurant negatively affecting neighbors, so he was reminded that noise is an issue in that location and to be mindful that it cannot exceed 55 decibels coming from either the inside or the patio.

 

The convenience store, formerly Harry’s at 3640 Hixson Pike, has changed owners and names. The new Danny’s  is owned by the Saheli Corporation. Atul Dashrathbhai Patel will be taking over this location of the family business after working there many years.


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