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Puckett's Grocery coming soon to downtown Chattanooga

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Puckett's Grocery, a Tennessee-based regional restaurant group, will soon be occupying the space vacated by the departure of TGIFriday's in downtown Chattanooga.

The eatery, with locations in Franklin, Nashville and Columbia boasts southern cuisine, BBQ and live music, which is expected to fit in well with the tourist-driven area near the Tennessee Aquarium and will be located at 2 Broad Street, with an expected a Spring 2015 opening.

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The Puckett's brand goes back to the 1950s, and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper's Fork, TN.

Puckett's Owner Andy Marshall says his family has always felt at home in Chattanooga, having visited the city for everything from high school sports tournaments to family vacations.
 
“We absolutely love Chattanooga and have admired the progressive downtown market for some time now. Working with the staff of the River City Company, we feel we've found the perfect location,” Marshall said. “The entire district is full of life, with plenty to see and do and a very strong independent restaurant scene. We're looking forward to being a part of it all.”

Marshall’s company, A. Marshall Family Foods, was recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies earlier this year.

Puckett’s restaurants have been recognized in local communities for everything from best barbecue and meat and three to best live music venue and best place to work, accroding to a news release.

The restaurant will employ approximately 70 in Chattanooga.

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