A political news website is reporting that Chad Walldorf, owner of the Sticky Fingers restaurant chain, is considered as a replacement placeholder for departing U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina.
Walldorf, who grew up in Chattanooga, is the chairman of the South Carolina Board of Economic Advisors and a former deputy chief of staff to Gov. Mark Sanford, according to TPM.
It cited a Republican source in South Carolina that Gov. Nikki Haley is considering filling the seat with Walldorf, whose father is Chattanooga businessman Rudy Walldorf.
Carmike Cinemas will unveil its new 12-screen theater at Bradley Square Mall at 7 p.m. Thursday.
This special gala charity grand opening night will feature $1 admission with $1 small popcorn and $1 small drinks with all proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House.
The theater will seat over 2,300 guests and feature the "BIGD" auditorium.
"We're providing the ultimate entertainment experience," said David Passman, Carmike's chief executive in a statement.