Great name, and has the potential for helping Red Bank "turn the corner" away from the disgusting reputation of a speed trap town, and all thanks to the pre-opening PR. Amazing what a clever name or a butt tatoo can do to promote a business by rattling the prudes!
The Federal government is causing problems and it's state's rights all over again, just like in 1861. The south will do it again. Do it anyway - to hell with the Union army.
This really could be the Beale Street of Chattanooga, but it will take more vision, teamwork, and marketing efforts to achieve that goal. Where Main Street is the arts, this could be the music of Chattanooga - just look at success of the strut. this could happen every weekend as it does in Memphis. Change the name back to Ninth Street and sell it as Big Nine as it was in its heyday. A better way to honor M L King would be with a scholarship, foundation, or a library - not a street. That's like naming a parking lot at UT for General Neyland, not the stadium. Visit Beale Street on the weekend and imagine those cash registers ringing like that in Chattanooga. Then go see what else (or what little) Memphis has done downtown. The street cars run by blocks of boarded up store fronts to get you to Beale Street. Compare that to all that the Scenic City has accomplished in their downtown, and the rebirth of Big Nine should be a no-brainer.
Fat Tony got it right. Smoking is going out in a fast way, with only the losers still practicing it. At least they are confined to the few spots that allow it, leaving the respectable venues available to those of us who don't practice the habit and don't want to be around the filthy smokers who do. If the Tennessee legislators had any backbone back in the day, every bar and restaurant would be clean, but bribery is still alive and well in politics - it's called lobbying.
This is a stupid as saying the owner is liable by leaving gas in the car. Even if the owner had left it running with the door open, what's wrong is wrong, and that is taking another person's property without permission regardless of the amount of work it takes to do so. The idiot responsible for this ruling should be busted back to law school 101, or perhaps Sunday school for this lesson.
This was a great move by McKamey, but what about the other stores, such as the one on Highway 153? If you Google Pet Company, you'll find dozens of horror stories about Petco all across the country. At least Chattanooga has taken a position on this abuse.
Shouldn't that be Marion County, not Sequatchie County?
Griffin's has always been great. How many people in Chattanooga remember when it was located on Central Avenue on a little island in front of the present store front?
It IS possible to eat there before you were born. When my wife was carrying our first child, we ate there weekly and every time we went to the doctor, and we always thought that is probably responsible for his being a 10 pound baby.