The Chattanooga Street Tavern is the first completed piece of the ongoing Mars Theatre District renovation project that Lovelady began spearheading this summer.
Lovelady purchased the derelict properties in the overlooked historic area and devised a multi-stage business plan that involved the restaurant as well as boutique store spaces and green space revitalization.
Lovelady said the restaurant has received praise from its customers so far.
“It’s a much more relaxed, casual atmosphere,” he said.
The tavern, with a pub-style décor and tartan-uniformed wait staff, features four TVs, two pool tables, an outdoor patio with a fireplace and six different beers on draft.
It opened its doors for lunch and dinner on Nov. 9, but the official grand opening is set for Friday.
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