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2 Sons Kitchen & Market is under construction on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Another boost is in the works for Martin Luther King Boulevard near the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

In mid-November, chef Nathan Flynt plans to open 2 Sons Kitchen & Market at 422 Martin Luther King Blvd. in a building that's being gutted and renovated.

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2 Sons Kitchen & Market is under construction on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
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Nathan Flynt talks Friday, September 9, 2016 about his new restaurant, 2 Sons Kitchen & Market.

Flynt, who runs Famous Nater's food truck, plans a reasonably priced weekday breakfast and lunch menu — including a $6 slow-cooked barbecue pulled pork sandwich with bacon and cider slaw on a Niedlov's bun.

"This area is just ready to explode," Flynt said of the neighborhood near campus, which has one new microbrewery, will soon have another microbrewery and recently saw the opening of Douglas Heights, a seven- story, $41 million, 691-bed student-oriented apartment building. "We like being down here with the growth."

The two-story building, built in the 1940s, was home to various businesses over the years, including a barber shop and a night club that had a bar and stage upstairs. The renovation will leave exposed brick and airplane-hangar style metal beams underneath the rounded second-story roof.

"There's just so much character," Flynt said. "We're lucky to have such good bones to this building."

A new patio with a fire pit will be built on the west side of Flynt's restaurant, he said, and the Chatt Smokehouse will have a new patio, too.

"I think the patio will add a lot to the business, with people sitting outside," Chatt Smokehouse owner James Massengill said. "It's picking up since Douglas Heights moved in, and now that the kids have come back."

Flynt previously had plans to move into a former theater building on E. 11th Street in a space that housed the SturmHaus beer market, but the that building's owners suggested that he move into 422 Martin Luther King Blvd., which they're renovating.

The name of the Flynt's restaurant is a nod to his two sons, ages 1 and 4 years old.

The most expensive lunch item will be a $10 herb-roasted turkey breast with roasted butternut squash and hash browns. Breakfast offerings include a $3 cinnamon roll and a $3.25 bacon pancake with vanilla icing. The 2 Sons Kitchen & Market restaurant will specialize in locally sourced ingredients with sandwiches, entrees, soups and salads made fresh-to-order, from scratch.

Flynt, 39, has worked in the restaurant business since high school. Originally from Atlanta, he attended the culinary institute at the Art Institute of Atlanta and worked at a number of fine-dining restaurants in Atlanta and Boston before he and his wife, Katherine, moved to Chattanooga. Flynt worked at Hennen's and the Blue Plate downtown and then was opening chef at the Public House in Warehouse Row.

The 2 Sons Kitchen & Market will create about 15 jobs, Flynt said.

Contact staff writer Tim Omarzu at tomarzu@timesfreepress.com or www.facebook.com/MeetsForBusiness or twitter.com/meetforbusiness or 423-757-6651.

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