Tupelo Honey Cafe will bring its eclectic take on the Southern plate to Warehouse Row in Fall 2013. The restaurant will be the third out-of-market location for the award-winning restaurant and is a welcome culinary addition to the Scenic City.
Loyal followers of this creative, made-from-scratch eatery have been abuzz about the rumored Chattanooga location for months. While favorite dishes from the iconic Asheville restaurant will be available at Warehouse Row, the new Tupelo Honey Cafe’s architecture and spirited atmosphere will be decidedly authentic to Chattanooga.
“We are committed to fresh, flavorful food made from scratch,” said Stephen Frabitore, president ofTupelo Honey Cafe, noting the restaurant’s reputation for creative Southern fare. “We are excited to become part of the fabric of the Chattanooga community and a place for friends and family to make lasting memories around our dinner table.”
In recent years, Warehouse Row has lured some of the region’s best independent retailers to Chattanooga’s urban core and transformed the shopping destination into an eclectic mix of fine retail and restaurants. This success enticed the owner of Tupelo Honey Cafe, a restaurant concept that has an unapologetically inventive take on all that is Southern, to choose the prime retail location for the fifth restaurant. Tupelo Honey Cafe added a Knoxville location in October 2012 to its two Asheville locations. The group plans to open a Greenville, S.C. location in June, the Chattanooga location this fall and a Johnson City location in 2014.
“Our historic building is home to some of the most beloved regionally-owned brands, and Tupelo Honey’s fun, family-friendly atmosphere and New South flavors are a perfect complement to our restaurant and retail offerings,” said Kristen Morris, Vice President of Realty for Jamestown, the company that owns Warehouse Row.
About Warehouse Row
One of the premier design and fashion centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., Warehouse Row features twolevels of stores and restaurants in a distinguished setting convenient to downtown. Offering a unique collection of tenants, Warehouse Row includes home furnishings store and design studio REVIVAL Uncommon Goods, boutique jeweler Amanda Pinson Jewelry, women and children’s designer and clothier Kayce Hughes, sophisticated beauty store the Cosmetic Market, shoes and accessories boutique
Embellish, beauty salon Level 10, French linen purveyor Yves Delorme, contemporary shop Rhinoceros Boutique, stationery boutique Shadowbox Paperie, orchid supplier Lines Orchids, luxury lingerie shop Ellie’s Fine Lingerie, Homespun Parties + Events, leading Pilates studio Pilates Chattanooga, fine arts dealer Gallery 1401, and local artisan mercantile Chattanooga Market General Store. Dining establishments include Public House and The Social, an adjoined restaurant and downtown bar from
restaurateur Nathan Lindley, Crave Café, Petunia’s Silver Jalapeño, and Southern Burger Company. With 330,000 square feet of retail and office space, Warehouse Row is located on the corner of Market and 12th Streets close to the famed Chattanooga Choo Choo and the Tennessee Aquarium. For more information, visit www.warehouserow.net.
Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and Cologne, Germany and offices in New York City, San Francisco, Ca., Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C., Jamestown is a leader in acquisitions and value added management. Over 29 years, Jamestown has generated approximately $8 billion in strategic investments. The company is focused across the risk spectrum with core, core-plus and opportunistic funds in two primary markets: 24-hour cities and Sunbelt territories with strong demographic growth. For more information, visit www.jamestownproperties.com.
About Tupelo Honey Cafe
Since opening in downtown Asheville, N.C. in 2000, Tupelo Honey Cafe has become one of the most beloved restaurants in the Southeast. The award-winning restaurant’s casual, colorful and whimsical atmosphere and farm-to-fork New South cuisine have grown in popularity, spurring additional locations and a nationally distributed Tupelo Honey Cafe cookbook. A second cookbook is due in the spring of 2014. Owner Steve Frabitore opened a second Asheville location in 2010 and the first out-of-market
restaurant in Knoxville, Tenn. in late 2012. The company will open locations in Greenville, S.C. and Chattanooga, Tenn. in 2013, with a Johnson City, Tenn. location to follow in early 2014. For more information, visit www.tupelohoneycafe.com.