The King Street Station is bringing approximately 470 new jobs to the area and a variety of businesses as the building enters its second phase of development, Urban Story Ventures announced.

Urban Story Ventures says the formerly vacant building is now 100 percent leased and 50 percent occupied by local and national businesses. 

“From the beginning, we knew that King Street Station would be a nucleus of energy and a positive fit with everything our neighbors are doing around us,” said Jimmy White, a partner and owner of Urban Story Ventures. “The variety of King Street Station’s newest tenants will bring hundreds of jobs to Southside and the city of Chattanooga.”

In addition to the already-open WanderLinger Brewing Company, Goodfellas Pizzeria, a New York-style pizza restaurant, will occupy the ground floor. 

Other tenants will include MediTract, New Media/Gatehouse Live and an unannounced occupant that will bring over 200 jobs to the building.

“Although the site had been blighted and empty for many years, Jimmy and I saw potential and understood that it would be a key component in the revitalization of the Southside area,” said Hiren Desai, chief executive officer of 3H Group and an Urban Story Ventures partner and owner. “The King Street Station expansion not only complements our existing entertainment and hospitality offerings but also generates even more tax dollars and jobs for this city.”

To learn more about the King Street Station, visit Urban Story Ventures' website.