Tim Omarzu (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6651
E-mail: tomarzu@timesfreepress.com
Tim Omarzu covers business for the Times Free Press. He's a longtime newspaper reporter who previously worked in Michigan, California and Nevada. Contact him at tomarzu@timesfreepress.com or www.facebook.com/tim.omarzu or twitter.com/TimOmarzu or 423-757-6651.

Camp House reopening after water pipe leak closed coffee house 2 days

Published Jan. 9 2018

A leak from a broken underground water pipe closed the Camp House coffee house at 149 East M.L. King Boulevard...

City hangs on to King Street parking lot; won't proceed with deal criticized as 'giveaway'

Published Jan. 8 2018

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's administration changed its mind and won't sell a city-owned parking lot near the booming Southside neighborhood...

Sky Zoo is test case for Chattanooga's new DUI enforcement strategy

Published Jan. 5 2018

The Chattanooga beer board went off the beaten path Thursday when it gave a two-week beer sales suspension to Sky...

New tenant slated for Ryan's steakhouse building in Hixson

Published Jan. 4 2018

New life will be breathed this spring into the vacant Ryan's steakhouse in Hixson that closed abruptly in February 2016...

Soddy-Daisy man plans to open microdistillery inside Chattanooga Choo Choo

Published Jan. 3 2018

William A. Lee, a Soddy-Daisy man who plans to open a microdistillery inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel, knows a...

New hangout spots, eateries, clubs expand options in downtown Chattanooga

Published Jan. 1 2018

Chattanoogans who were around the in 1970s can remember when the Brass Register was one of the first restaurants to...

Fill 'er up: 'Supertank' printers remove cartridges from inkjet printing

Published Jan. 1 2018

Love inkjet printers, but hate the pricey cartridges?

Mandated electronic logging devices raise truck hacking concerns

Published Dec. 27 2017

'Maximum Overdrive" is a campy Stephen King horror film about murderous machines come to life — including big rigs that...

City unveils 'safe zone' for online and child custody exchanges

Published Dec. 27 2017

If the idea of completing a deal with a stranger on Craigslist or some other e-commerce site worries you, there's...

Chattanooga's Steward Advanced Materials reinvents itself to stay in business 141 years [photos]

Published Dec. 24 2017

Serving in the U.S. Navy on a submarine stinks — literally.

Pizzeria Cortile opens in Red Bank

Published Dec. 23 2017

Rome wasn't built in a day — and neither was Pizzeria Cortile.

Barry White is new CEO, president of Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau

Published Dec. 21 2017

The Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau has named Barry E. White as its new president and chief executive officer.


City sets up safe zone for online sales, trades in police station parking lot [photos]

Published Dec. 21 2017

If the idea of completing a deal with a stranger on Craigslist or some other E-commerce site worries you, there's...

Survey: 25 percent of small trucking firms miss electronic logging device deadline

Published Dec. 19 2017

Hollywood movies and classic country music often portray independent truck drivers as rebels and outlaws.

Holiday party near Patten Towers meant to bridge 'digital divide'

Published Dec. 18 2017

S'mores were toasted over flaming logs, jambalaya was served and a DJ played Christmas classics in the middle of East...

Chattanooga area is home to many businesses that launched 100 years ago [photos]

Published Dec. 17 2017

Chattanooga aims to nurture startup businesses.

Vegan restaurant near Chattanooga's Coolidge Park plans to expand

Published Dec. 14 2017

A tiny kitchen. A dining room that seats only 18 people. Not enough space to make ice cream.

Alan Gold's beer sales suspension reduced to nine days

Published Dec. 12 2017

Alan Gold's Discotheque will have its beer sales suspended for nine days — not 14 days — under an agreement...

Each unpaid employee of shuttered Massage Heights at Northgate to get $500 'grant'

Published Dec. 12 2017

Employees of Massage Heights at Northgate mall who were out more than two weeks' pay when the franchise massage studio...

Chattanooga firm to help U.S. Navy figure out how to 3-D print explosives [photos]

Published Dec. 10 2017

The U.S. Navy wants to be able to buy an off-the-shelf 3-D printer and use it to print explosives.