Chattanooga beer board suspends Milne Street restaurant's license for 15 days

Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / Chatty's Restaurant is shown on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.

Just minutes after Chattanooga beer board Chair Bill Glascock commended owner Diamound Brown for trying to help her community and for being "a fighter" trying to do the right thing, the board unanimously voted to suspend the beer license of Chatty's on Milne Street for 15 days for operating a disorderly place.

The suspension stems from an incident this summer when police were called to the restaurant and club three times about people with guns in the parking lots surrounding the club. While officers were there, a fight broke out between two women by the venue's front door.

Beer Inspector John Collins said that still photographs taken by surveillance cameras showed one of the venue's security guards walking around the Chatty's parking lot and on the sidewalk in front of the business carrying an AR-15.