Co-Op Frose and Eatery to open in North Chattanooga

A popular cafe at Sullivan's Island near Charleston, South Carolina, is bringing its beachfront atmosphere, flavored frose, dollar coffee drinks, gourmet sandwiches and a variety of breakfast entrees to Chattanooga's Riverview area next month.

The Co-Op Frosé and Eatery plans to open a 1,000-square-foot storefront in the Riverview shopping center on Dorchester Road in the first week of July. Although the newest Co-Op Frosé will be more than 400 miles from the ocean, the Riverview store will still feature a beachfront vacation atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating.

"It's a very laid-back beach cafe," said Jenny Beckham, a marketing director for Co-Op Frosé. "Some people come in for the coffee and some come in for the frose and some for our gourmet sandwiches and other items."

A frose is a sweet alcoholic drink made from frozen wine, fruit and a little sweetener, usually whirled together in a blender, Beckham said.