Market South converting into a music venue

Here is what's happening to the old restaurants in the space on the Southside

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A downtown favorite is getting an overhaul, as Long Street’s Market South has officially started its transition from a food hall into a music venue.

The 15-thousand square foot building will soon undergo renovations to become an indoor music hall set.

It will eventually be able to host a variety of music artists and up to 500 people.

Changes have also come for the three restaurants that were previously open inside.

Milk and Honey will relocate to its original location in Chattanooga’s Northshore while Chow Main, for now, has no future plans of receiving a new location.

Five Wits Brewing Company will remain but has been marketed into two new eateries — a New York-style bagel shop by morning, and a craft brewery with hearty sandwiches by night.

Market South Co-Owner Mike Monen says “We’ve always had great music scene in Chattanooga, but with COVID over the past two years, some things have gone away. We feel pretty confident that things are on the up-and-up and we’re going to fill a void that doesn’t exist for a 500-person room.”

Monen said he hopes to have the new venue open for the summer to host regional and local musicians, as well as some “big-time talent,” for the city to enjoy.

Categories: Chattanooga, Entertainment, Hamilton County, Local News

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