UPDATED (3/7/16): After a weekend of friends and family trial runs, Clyde's on Church is ready to officially kick things off with lunch service starting at 11 a.m. today. While the menu is nearly the exact same as the Chattanooga location, a few things differ when it comes to the entertainment aspect, as they currently only feature pingpong tables and have not mentioned plans for live music.
The long vacant ground floor of the two-story brick building at 1700 Church Street is finally getting its restaurant, as a March 7 opening is planned for Clyde's on Church.
Revealed via an email to friends and family by Chattanooga-based owners Taylor and Mike Monen, it's been a long road to this point. Plans for the ground floor space have been in the works for nearly two years, with it originally slated to house Urban Stack Burger Lounge and Milk & Honey, two of the Monens' other Chattanooga-based restaurant concepts. But those plans were scrapped, with Milk & Honey now headed for The Gulch and Clyde's on Church, a spinoff of Clyde's on Main in Chattanooga, taking their place.
Even this close to opening, few specific details are known about the project, other than that the 7,500-square-foot restaurant and bar will offer lunch and dinner seven days a week. But the Chattanooga original is also a live music venue that features games such as pingpong, shuffleboard and cornhole, along with a menu of appetizers, salads, 20 different sandwiches, entrees and more, so expect more of the same.