Chef Daniel Lindley has bought a majority ownership in Southside grocery store Enzo's Market, with plans to transform it into the new chef-curated Grocery Bar during a renovation that begins after June 7.
Lindley plans to re-open the reimagined Main Street grocery store by the end of June, with house-made pantry staples and a large selection of ready-to-eat foods served from a juice bar, coffee bar, butcher bar, cheese bar, sandwich bar, pizza bar, hot bar and raw bar, according to an announcement.
Sam Turner, former president of Favorite Markets, remains a minority owner of the new entity with Eric Cummings, though former partner Gavin Thomas has sold his stake in the business, Turner said. Enzo's opened last summer.
The Glen Gene restaurant at 7025 Shallowford Road has closed and is changing to become a new Burger restaurant known as the Firebox Grill.
Akram Issa, who owns the Shallowford Road restaurant and another Glen Gene in Hixson, said in a Facebook post that the new Firebox Grill will be "the hotest food joint in Chattanooga." The new eatery is expected to open next month.