published Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Seafood site joins Cleveland cluster

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    Catch Bar and Grill owners Michael Poore, left, and Clay Walker welcomed the public to the Five Points restaurant Wednesday for the official ribbon-cutting. The entrance behind them fronts the new First Street Square city park in Cleveland, Tenn. Staff Photo by Randall Higgins/Chattanooga Times Free Press

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A new seafood restaurant has added its name to the Five Points community of merchants.

Catch Bar and Grill, at 233 Inman Street East, formally opened its doors Wednesday with a ribbon cutting after six weeks in business.

“I’m excited about being a part of bringing this area back to life,” said Clay Walker, a co-owner with Michael Poore.

The men wanted a destination business for the Five Points district. Poore said it had to be an elegant, sit-down restaurant.

“We did some research and felt like Cleveland needed a fresh seafood, full-service, elegant restaurant,” he said.

Both men said they believe word of mouth is growing their customer base.

The restaurant hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The business has created 30 jobs, the owners said.

In January, four new businesses held a simultaneous Five Points grand opening, joining some others already clustered around First Street Square, the city’s new downtown park.

about Randall Higgins...

Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...

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