published Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Broad Street church building offices and cafe

Mike Croxall stands in the future site of a cafe area at Calvary Chapel. The South Broad Street church is creating a cafe area next to their main sanctuary area.
Mike Croxall stands in the future site of a cafe area at Calvary Chapel. The South Broad Street church is creating a cafe area next to their main sanctuary area.
Photo by Jake Daniels.

• Name: Calvary Chapel office and cafe

• Location: 3415 S. Broad St.

• Status: The project at the 1,800-member church nearly is complete, with the walls, ducts and electrical work done. Workers are staining and polishing the concrete floor, adding trim and finishing the kitchen.

• Cost: $350,000

• Workers: 45

• Features: The project will add a kitchen and coffee bar as well as church offices to Calvary Chapel, which is housed in a former grocery store on Broad Street. When finished, the cafe will have a full commercial kitchen, a stage for unplugged concerts, 18-foot ceilings, eight offices and a conference room. Roll-up glass garage doors allow diners to eat outside during the warm months. Translucent walls bring outside light into the offices, give the addition an airy feel, and light birchwood trim matches the rest of the building. Corrugated metal finishes keep the design in character with the rest of the neighborhood.

• Amenities: The restaurant will have cafe-style tables, a full Coca-Cola drink station, music room and a diamond-polished and stained concrete floor. "They've operated for two years with no offices, so we're glad to finally get this finished," Mike Croxall said. The building is also sprinkled.

• Contractors: Croxall Construction Co., Mike Croxall

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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