North Shore restaurant, The Big Chill and Grill, cited for overserving alcohol faces $1,000 fine

photo The Big Chill and Grill

A Chattanooga restaurant and bar will either have to stop selling alcohol for three days or pay a $1,000 fine after overserving a drunk customer, the Chattanooga Beer and Wrecker Board decided Thursday.

The citation was issued after police stopped a man who was leaving The Big Chill and Grill in March -- the heavily intoxicated man took a Breathalizer and blew more than twice the legal limit.

Owner and veteran Chattanooga restaurateur Scarlett Bowman said she served the man a shot and a daiquiri and that he did not appear intoxicated when she served him. The incident happened on March 29, shortly after Bowman opened at her new location in the ground floor of an apartment building on Cherokee Blvd.