Filed by Anne Braly
Have you driven down Manufacturers Road lately? Progress started slowly, with the opening of Riverside Wine and Spirits on the west side of the Olgiati Bridge, followed by the rebirth of a large section of the old Signal Knitting Mill into a large antiques shop.
Then the idea for Renaissance Park came along, bringing even more interest and extending the growth of the North Shore from Frazier Avenue to Cherokee Boulevard and Manufacturers Road.
I’ve heard that Chuck Pruett plans to build a Greenlife grocery somewhere along there. Plus, there are plans for numerous condominium and business developments.
But, have you been to the newest restaurant to take up residence in the area, taking full advantage of the entrance to the new park? Food Works Riverside, started by Chattanoogans Scott Adams, Travis Brady and Troy Sutton, has so much of the wow factor going for the design as well as the menu, it’s a winner, in my opinion.
Check it out and see what I’m talking about. And, I predict, others will follow. Yet another step in growth on the North Shore.
Now, if the bridge (Chief John Ross Bridge) would ever reopen and give us unencumbered —; to some degree —; access once again, we’d be in business. But I hear we have another year to wait on that, that is, if the construction schedule is on time.
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