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Alex Green

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Sleepy dachshund eyes gave way to the afternoon sun Monday as Ken and Esther Friend, having left Memphis that morning, stopped at Cracker Barrel in East Ridge and prepared for the last leg of their Thanksgiving trip to Ellijay, Ga.

The owners of SturmHaus Beer Market announced today that their craft beer and growler store, located at the corner of E 11th Street and Houston Street, will close on Dec. 5.

Project: Bella Vita Restaurant Location: 1400 Cowart St., Chattanooga (formerly Niko’s Southside Grill) Owner: Tammie Taylor

Mike Giaccone could, admittedly, talk all day about Assemblers Inc., the company he founded in Chattanooga in 1997 and the one he currently leads as president and CEO.

Drones are aircraft and therefore should be regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board said this week in its long-awaited decision on a 2011 drone incident at the University of Virginia involving Raphael Pirker.

The door was locked and the blinds closed at American Laser Skincare on Wednesday, evidence that the Michigan-based company with Gunbarrel Road office hadn't changed its mind.

Through a square hole left by a missing ceiling tile, Vic Desai looked up and pointed out the nearly 100-year-old brick wall hiding behind the suspended ceiling and Sheetrock walls.

Wal-Mart is responsible for the new construction at Food Lion's old, and now vacant, storefront at Highland Plaza, the 1950s-era strip mall at the corner of Ashland Terrace and Highland Plaza.

Bill Crowell tells me to watch my step, as he leads me through the garage — his "man room." He points out a remote-controlled helicopter on a shelf and says it's one of the planes he flies for fun.

Project: Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits. Location: 6105 Ringgold Road, East Ridge. Owners: Nashville Restaurant Management.

Months of speculation was finally put to bed Thursday, as ride-sharing application Uber officially launched its uberX service in Chattanooga.

A 300-unit, $30 million apartment complex proposed for the Summit community is moving ahead after planning commissioners bucked a staff recommendation on Monday and voted unanimously to send the project's rezoning request on to elected county officials for final approval.

Wal-Mart is expanding in Fort Oglethorpe and Dalton and probably in Chattanooga as well next year.

Despite a slight dip in new local home construction of late, builders are confident the market is growing and improving, made partially evident by over 200 new home lots up for early approval at Monday's planning commission meeting.

The big question following Thursday’s hearing on the whistleblower lawsuit brought against EPB by Don Lepard for the over billing of power for street lights in Chattanooga remains whether EPB and the City of Chattanooga are one or if EPB exists independent of the city.

As regulators mull EPB's petition to to expand its Internet service, EPB has become embroiled in a lawsuit in Chattanooga that claims it overbilled taxpayers for years and bullied a local entrepreneur.

East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert was re-elected to a second term Tuesday night, but he said before the victory that his contest wasn’t the most talked-about item on the city’s ballot this month.

Janet Kelley Jobe led the Ridgeside pick-three commission race Tuesday evening with 172 votes.

Lakesite incumbent commissioner Bill Neighbors (385 votes) took home the most votes in the town's pick-three commission race on Tuesday.

Embattled Red Bank Vice-Mayor Floy Pierce was defeated Tuesday evening, losing by 1,000 votes to challenger Terry Pope in the District 1 commission race.

In the three-way race for East Ridge mayor, incumbent Mayor Brent Lambert leads with 2,010 votes.

Signal Mountain council race heating up and growing hotter

• Project: Amber Brook Gardens on Cassandra Smith Road, near Publix. • Owners: Pratt Home Builders. • Size: Homes range from 1,700 to 2,700 square feet.

Chattanooga's 107.9 "Big" FM all-time classics station will leave its old moniker and playlist behind for good at 5 p.m. today, as the station adopts a country music playlist and changes its nickname to "NASH ICON," still found at 107.9 FM.

A crisp wind ran through the crowd Thursday at the groundbreaking for the Village at Brow Wood, a 48-unit, $10 million assisted living facility on top of Lookout Mountain, just inside the northern boundary of Dade County.

Halloween purchases will pour an estimated $7.4 billion into the U.S. economy this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

Starting in January, EPB television customers will have to pay a little more for service, as the TV, phone, electricity and Internet operator passes down increased costs pushed on it by "virtually all" of the local and national TV programmers it carries.

• Project: Sherwin-Williams paint shop. • Location: 450 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga. • Owners: A&T, LLC, Chattanooga.

First place: Chattanooga-brewed Scottish Pride ale

McHale's Brewhouse and Pub wins best beer honors at Great American Beer Festival

Sidney Hale takes a good drag off his cigarette, looks you in the eye and tells you exactly how big it is that his Ashland Terrace brewpub, McHale's Brewhouse and Pub, won a gold medal at this year's Great American Beer Festival.

The owners of Fehn's 1891 House restaurant in Dayton, Tenn., say there's nothing mysterious about the restaurant's closing for good this weekend, which will put a bookend on almost 90 years of Fehn's restaurants.

However you feel about the Parkway Towers building, here's your chance to do something about it.

Mitch Patel, president and CEO of Vision Hospitality Group, unveiled to planning commissioners on Monday some details about the five-story, 90-room boutique hotel he's proposed to build near Chattanooga's bustling riverfront.

At last, Sam Issa has something to show for the $70,000 he's spent working, and reworking, and reworking and reworking the site plan for his 51-acre commercial development at the intersection of E. Brainerd Road and Ooltewah-Ringgold Road.

The question among local liquor store owners is whether new state laws loosening regulations on beer and wine sales will actually help them, or do the opposite.

Project: Dayton City School expansion. Location: 520 Cherry St., Dayton, Tenn. Owners: City of Dayton, Dayton City School.

Proponents of Tennessee grocery stores being able to sell wine say they’re gearing up for the Nov. 4 election where voters in Chattanooga, Signal Mountain and dozens of other communities will decide the issue on local referendums.

A brand-new polyester fiber manufacturing company is coming to Murray County, Ga., just outside Chatsworth.

› Project: Residuals Centrifuge Facility. › Owner: Tennessee American Water Co. › Location: Tennessee American Water Co., 109 Wiehl St.

Specialization is key to the newly formed relationship between Chattanooga soda maker Double Cola Co. and Soddy-Daisy drink distributor Budweiser of Chattanooga.

Celebrating and burying a loved one costs, on average, about $7,000 these days, according to the National Funeral Directors Association.

Thursday afternoon, the signature single-prop, nine-seater plane associated with Southern Airways Express popped into Chattanooga for a moment, and a woman headed to Memphis to see her son climbed on-board.

Sometimes concrete goes bad.

Tool Box by Woodcraft, a West Virginia-based woodworking tools shop, announced today that its Chattanooga store will celebrate with a grand opening ceremonty this weekend.

There are a lot of people who can't afford to have their taxes done professionally.

alons by JC provides space and brand value to wellness and beauty professionals without the overhead and time of building both.

One of Chattanooga's biggest industrial and road builders is paving a new path to prosperity by trying to sell 275 acres through an online auction that ends next Tuesday.

This wasn't Lou Lentine's first rodeo, that's for sure.

Chances are, you've seen the work of Mashburn Outdoors. The Atlanta-based signage firm works with some of the biggest names in American enterprise: Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Samsung, Heineken and Exxon Mobil among others.

Hallo, from a mountain nook tucked away in northeast Georgia that's just about as close to Old Europe as you'll find this side of the Atlantic.

UPDATE: The Chattanooga Beer and Wrecker Board handed down suspensions to JJ's Bohemia, an M. L. King Boulevard bar, on Thursday, but the body didn't shut the business down.

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