Chattanooga's first 'farm to table' upscale eatery closes after 25 year run

Decision to shut 212 Market Restaurant was due mostly to family reasons

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 4/24/17. 212 Market Restaurant is empty during the lunch hour on on Monday, April 24, 2017 after the long time establishment closed its doors Sunday night.

The 212 Market Restaurant, a pioneering upscale eatery that opened downtown 25 years ago before downtown was cool - shortly before the Tennessee Aquarium helped spark Chattanooga's renaissance - announced Monday morning it has closed.

The decision was due mostly to family reasons, said Sally Moses, who ran 212 Market Restaurant with her sister Susan Moses, the chef, and their mother Marquerite "Maggie" Moses, who passed away in 2015.

"We've had a brother that was hurt badly, and we want to have a little more time to help him heal," Sally Moses said.

Moses family statement

The Moses family is very proud of 212 Market, our wonderful customers, employees & memories.