Little Coyote, Bless Yer Heart Are 2 New Local Eateries

  • Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Gail Perry

Two new restaurants in Chattanooga have been approved to receive a license to sell beer. Little Coyote opened on Monday at 3950 Tennessee Ave. in St. Elmo. It is the third restaurant in Chattanooga opened by Erik and Amanda Niel. They already have beer permits for Easy Bistro and Main Street Meats.

The new restaurant has a capacity to seat 132 customers in the dining room and on the patio. There is a full-service bar with that will be selling spirits, wine and beer.

Bless Yer Heart will soon be opening at 233 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Owners Freddy Schwenk,  Matthew Buttel, Andrew Buttel, Jonathon Marshall and Jason Tyler Harris already have a beer license for two other locations, Exile Off Main., and No Hard Feelings.

The restaurant is in a renovated 1,600 square foot space with a capacity of 100. The location backs up to JJ’s Bohemia, a long-time music venue, and the applicant told the beer board members that there should not be an issue with noise since it is in an active block.

It will be a full service restaurant and bar with a gaming area. The building is enclosed and has a back patio. A security officer will be stationed at the door to check IDs with a scanning device for ID verification. Hours are from 5 p.m. until 2 p.m. seven days a week.

Michael Monen, owner of Community Pie Downtown at 850 Market St., was approved for the addition of a carry-out beer permit to add to his existing consumer beer license.


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