Chattanooga Airport's new concessionaire is redoing an existing restaurant in the passenger terminal and building an eatery in the boarding area in place of part of the airport's business center.

The construction that's underway eventually will bring eateries and bars to sites both before and after the security checkpoint in the passenger terminal, said Jess Backhaus, operations director for Tailwind Concessions.

Temporary food locations are up now, and it will likely be January or February before all the work in the areas is done, said Backhaus, whose company was named the new airport concessionaire in August.

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