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Main Street Meats front house manager Brent Harding, left, listens as Executive Chef and Owner Erik Niel talks about the new expansion of the business into a 40-seat restaurant on the existing East Main Street site in this June 19, 2015 photo.

Main Street Meats, a neighborhood butcher shop and charcutier on Chattanooga's Southside, will open its expanded and improved restaurant next Monday and add bar service by Aug. 7. Previously, Main Street Meats was only open for lunch, with no table service.

While the size of the shop hasn't changed, the space has been reallocated towards the retail side of the business with additional counter and restaurant space for a cafe-style environment with 40 seats. A new bourbon bar will feature a variety of bottled, draft, and whiskey cocktails. The menu which changes daily will include a variety of fresh vegetable sides, salads and entrees, prepared meat items, and charcuterie plates.

"Having a butcher shop in Chattanooga is something we're completely committed to, even with all its challenges," said Erik Niel, a chef and co-owner of Main Street Meats. "By reallocating more space to the restaurant and retail side of the business and utilizing some product ourselves through cooking we're ultimately able to buy and sell more product. And from a restaurant point of view, having an artisanal butcher right next door to your dining room is really incredible."

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