Chattanooga: A City With No History

When I first learned my family would be relocating to Tennessee, I was horrified.  Like most upscale/educated/major market urbanites, I assumed the worst about the South.  I'd seen enough movies and read enough HuffPo to know the South was full of racist, homophobic, obese people.  And while that very may well be true of most …

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Old Restaurants Flee Southside, Making Room for Hip New Ones

In what can be seen as a casualty of Southside's Boujee-fication, two restaurants with a combined 50 years in the neighborhood were forced to close. Porker's BBQ ended it's run after nearly three decades on Market Street.  Considered a Chattanooga institution, Porker's once hosted President George W. Bush and actor Samuel L. Jackson.  But as …

Nashville Venue Chain Scores Big in Chattanooga

Chattanooga once again upped its hip game this week when Nashville venue moguls Marathon Music Works unveiled the much anticipated name of their much anticipated new venue here in Chattanooga. After allowing the public to nominate names, voters narrowed the choices down to four favorites:  Engine, Southside, the Ruby, and the Signal.  After more than …

The Sexiest Floors are on Main Street!

There are three things in this world that I prize above all others: kindness, my children, and sleek, polished concrete floors.  If the broader shabby/chic aesthetic can be distilled to a single raw element, it would be sleek, polished concrete floors.  From hip micro-lofts to office shares to casual/upscale dining concepts, it seems like everything …

The Sexiest Condos on the Southside

If you're looking for the sexiest in Southside living, check out these twin monoliths on Market and Main.  Located directly across from the Chattanooga Choo Choo, these matching townhouses are sublimely boujee, from the polished concrete floors to the terrace balcony overlooking the hippest block in town. The architectural design adheres to the boxy normcore …