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.

Edley's Bar-B-Que, Mean Mug Coffeehouse and Blue Ridge Fly Fishing to anchor North Shore's Signal Mill

Published Mar. 26 2017

Mean Mug Coffeehouse, Edley's Bar-B-Que and Blue Ridge Fly Fishing will open this summer in North Chattanooga in the same...

Real estate group promotes foundry site for retail shops [photos]

Published Mar. 25 2017

With its hulking, old factory buildings, the U.S. Pipe and Wheland Foundry site is so eye-catching that country superstar Tim...

Chattanooga's first cryotherapy clinic aims to deep-freeze pain

Published Mar. 24 2017

Amy Lokken is from Montevideo, Minn., a little town on the prairie where wintertime temperatures can dip to 40 degrees...


Tap House to bring 30 beer taps to St. Elmo [photos]

Published Mar. 23 2017

Beer lovers should be able to duck into a new tap room in St. Elmo for a pint on April...

Last business 'keeping it weird on Main Street' to close its doors May 1

Published Mar. 22 2017

Estate of Confusion — which might be described as a garage sale wrapped in a salvage yard inside an art...

Orthopedic clinic first tenant in Ringgold's 'Project Jump' development

Published Mar. 19 2017

The Costco warehouse store, the Cabela's outdoor megastore and a Hobby Lobby craft store-anchored shopping center in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.,...

Gray Line Tennessee trolley tour comes to Chattanooga [photos]

Published Mar. 17 2017

Gray Line offers sightseeing tours around the world, in more than 700 locations across six continents.

Brainerd bar's beer sales suspended over 'flash mob' Super Bowl sex show

Published Mar. 16 2017

Video of naked women engaged in oral sex during the Super Bowl at Christy's Sports Bar at 3469 Brainerd Road...

Frothy Monkey opens at Chattanooga Choo Choo

Published Mar. 15 2017

Jumbo-sized cookies, baked goods — even a small humidor full of cigars — were some of the goods on the...

Neighbors' sinkhole worries help stymie Harrison Bay area subdivision rezoning

Published Mar. 14 2017

A developer's request to rezone 18 acres east of Harrison Bay for a new subdivision got a thumbs down Monday...

Chattanooga Home Show this weekend coincides with boom in construction, remodeling

Published Mar. 11 2017

Residential building starts jumped 26 percent last year in the five-county Chattanooga area as employment grew to a record high...

Ark Pet Spa expands to Hixson, eyes Nashville

Published Mar. 9 2017

The Ark Pet Spa, a local business that specializes in daycare and boarding for dogs, will open its fourth location...

Frothy Monkey, a hip cafe and eatery, opens in Choo Choo Hotel

Published Mar. 7 2017

Food + Coffee + Wine.

Women's leadership event to be held March 18 in Chattanooga's Innovation District

Published Mar. 5 2017

A women's leadership event called Disruptors will come to Chattanooga's Innovation District on Saturday, March 18, featuring women who have...

Chattanooga Visitors Bureau's spending scrutinized, but tourism officials defend $1 billion industry

Published Mar. 2 2017

Tennessee state Sen. Todd Gardenhire was impressed a couple of years ago when he sat down to eat with hundreds...

How it's made: Blue Indian Kombucha

Published Mar. 1 2017

A husband and wife make the tangy, fizzy fermented tea that's touted for its health benefits at their business, Blue...

The Brand: Chattanooga Whiskey Co.

Published Mar. 1 2017

The company says it operates the first legal distillery in Chattanooga in 100 years.

'Smart' doorbells show who's knocking on business' door

Published Mar. 1 2017

After hours, especially for small businesses where employees may be alone at night, can be a concern.

Chattanooga trucking company Lesco Logistics winding down operations

Published Feb. 28 2017

Lesco Logistics, a Chattanooga trucking company with some 50 employees, will wind down its operations, according to the business' owners.

Airbnb big in Chattanooga -- and often illegal

Published Feb. 27 2017

Airbnb, the internet company that lets people rent out a room — or their entire house — said it provided...