Chattanooga-area business openings and closings in June 2023

Staff Photo by Dave Flessner / The O'Charley's restaurant on Shallowford Village Drive closed in June.

Here's a look at the business trends for June in the Chattanooga area. Those trends include O'Charley's closing its second Chattanooga restaurant and one of the largest planned residential projects on downtown Chattanooga's riverfront winning approval.

What's opening

Ark Pet Spa & Hotel has opened its first brick-and-mortar retail store featuring a variety of pet treats, foods and products along with self-service baths for dogs. The new Slobberbones Pet Bakery & Bath opened in late June at 1414 Jenkins Road in East Brainerd.

Cempa Community Care opened a dental clinic at 1042 E. Third St. and is being led by dentist Dr. Latresa Jackson.

Taco Mamacita, Community Pie and Texas Roadhouse are three new restaurants planned to open in the Hamilton Place area.

Crunch Fitness opened in June in Hixson and also announced plans to add a larger workout facility by early 2024 at Hamilton Place mall.

A new $18.5 million Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics facility opened on Tyner Road. Chattanooga-area patients will receive orthopedic surgeries and pain management procedures using robotics and other high tech, officials said.

What's closing

O'Charley's, which closed its restaurant on Hixson Pike near Northgate Mall last year, shut down its restaurant on Shallowford Village Drive in late June.

Shaw Industries announced in June the company will close its Decatur, Tennessee, plant by the end of August. "These decisions are never made lightly," Shaw Vice President of Human Resources Mark Hartline said in a statement issued by the company.

Announced developments

A city panel accepted Chattanooga developer Jimmy White's application to create a special tax district to support an estimated $800 million or more of new development on 300 acres straddling Riverfront Parkway on the Westside.

Four units of the proposed 144 townhomes near the Red Wolves CHI Memorial Stadium are ready for sale, with eight more soon complete and set for the market, said Kenny Custer, Star Community Builders' East Coast project manager. Townhome prices will start from $429,000 to $449,000 each, officials said.

Grocer Food City broke ground on two new supermarkets in Bradley and Polk counties, investing more than $30 million.

A ribbon-cutting for Dynamic Group's newest hotel in Hixson was held in June, with at least eight other hotels under construction in the Chattanooga and Cleveland area.

The Defoor Brothers Hospitality Group took over the former Bode Hotel at Chestnut and Eighth streets in early June after a real estate investment group known as Clemons on Chestnut LLC bought the century-old building for $17.5 million.

One of the largest planned residential projects on downtown Chattanooga's riverfront, consisting of up to 300 apartments with views of Ross's Landing, is expected to move ahead after winning approval to build seven stories.

Chattanooga leaders broke ground on a new fire station they hope to complete in May 2024 for the Eastdale community.

— Compiled by Kiara Green