published Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Mellow Mushroom eatery sprouts near Hamilton Place

Construction continues on the new Mellow Mushroom off Timberlane Trail near Hamilton Place mall.
Construction continues on the new Mellow Mushroom off Timberlane Trail near Hamilton Place mall.
Photo by Dan Henry.

• Name: Mellow Mushroom at Waterside

• Location: 2318 Lifestyle Way, just off Shallowford Road near Hamilton Place mall

• Owners: Jason and Samantha Jones, who also own the franchise for the downtown Mellow Mushroom.

• Status: The heating and air conditioning work and much of the building’s framing has been completed, with drywall hanging slated to come next. Much of the roof is up, and will be finished in the next week, according to Jason Jones.

• Price: Between $2 and $3 million

• Square feet: 6,000

• New employees: 80

• Seating: 270

• Features: Each Mellow Mushroom restaurant has a unique theme. Jones has selected a mashup of Alice in Wonderland and the novel Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, he said. “We’re going to have hidden messages that reference those two works of art within the store,” Jones said. “Some of them will be more obvious, and some of them will catch customers’ attention as they think about it over time.”

• Key facts: Jones, an artist himself, will install a piece of his own art in the restaurant, he said.

• The restaurant: Mellow Mushroom will have “an ecclectic atmosphere and food,” as well as 64 draft beers and 75 to 100 bottled varieties of beer, Jones said.

• Builder: Dillard Construction

• Contact: www.MellowMushroom.com/Chattanooga

about Ellis Smith...

Ellis Smith joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter. His beat includes the flooring industry, Chattem, Unum, Krystal, the automobile market, real estate and technology. Ellis is from Marietta, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia. He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, ...

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onetinsoldier said...

Alice in Wonderland and the novel Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Mellow Mushrooms??? Will the entrees make me laugh and see colors? Reservation please.

October 16, 2011 at 4:48 p.m.
dao1980 said...

"Sprouting" eateries huh. Sounds like somebody broke into the shroom stash a little prematurely.

The cook was hoping to save those for the pizza dang it!

October 17, 2011 at 11:21 a.m.
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