The city of Chattanooga is making plans to extend a street that goes by the south side of the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
The extension will go between Johnson Street and the northern terminus of the Choo Choo property. The Flying Squirrel Bar is on Johnson Street.
The length of the extension is 225 feet.
The design will be paid by the developer, and the city is to pay for the road work.
The completed street will be dedicated to the city.
LIV Development of Birmingham is the developer on the project.
The city is to advertise for competitive bids for the road work.
Meanwhile, the Choo Choo is seeking permission to operate a distillery at its property in Suite 108 at 1400 Market St.
William A. Lee of Ridgecroft Distillery will be involved in its operation. It will occupy 1,800 square feet of space.
The distillery will be to the rear of the Dome lobby, where a dining area has long been located.
It plans to sell alcohol for on-premise and off-premise consumption.
The distillery plans to produce some 5,000 gallons per month with tastings and special events planned.
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