Tenants Moving Into Restored Elks Building

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Though all the work is not completed, tenants are already moving into the restored Elks Building at 7th and Walnut streets.

Tiffanie Robinson, of Lamp Post Properties, said River Street Architecture has moved into the fourth floor, where the Elks once had a ballroom.

She said Woods Engineering has taken half of the third floor and will occupy the space in about three weeks.

Ms. Robinson said another group is discussing taking the entire second floor.

She said the first floor still contains the swimming pool used by club members. She said it is hoped a restaurant or other business might lease the space and put the pool area back into some type of unique use.

She said the small brick building next to the Elks Club and by Title Guaranty and Trust is connected to the Elks building on the lower floors. There is a rooftop area for the use of tenants on top of this old building. It is accessible from the fourth floor of the Elks Building.

The brick building was the original Title Guaranty and Trust.

Hamilton County government long occupied the Elks Building. It was renamed the Mayfield Annex. The county announced in 2015 that it was exiting the building.

The county also has long occupied the adjacent former Park Hotel on 7th Street, but is also vacating it. Known by the county as the Newell Towers, that seven-story building is also expected to be repurposed. 

The Newell Towers was named for former Sheriff Frank Newell. The Mayfield Annex was named for former County Council member Jack Mayfield.

Lamp Post Properties also restored the former Cooper Office Supply building nearby on Cherry Street.

Real Estate Transfers For March 8-14

NOTICE: The Hamilton County Register’s Office did not publish this data. All information in the Register’s Office is public information as set out in T.C.A. 10-7-503. For questions regarding this report, please call Chattanoogan.com at 423 266-2325. GI numbers, listed when street addresses are not available, refer to the location of transactions (book number and page number) ... (click for more)

RE/MAX Renaissance Realtors Of Hixson Hosts Ribbon-Cutting

RE/MAX Renaissance Realtors of Hixson hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Tuiesday sponsored by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.  Over 100 members from the business community and public were on hand to celebrate. Business owners Frances Vantrease and Beth Dodson welcomed the guests and thanked the community for their past support.  Ms. Dodson said, ... (click for more)

North Carolina Corporation Resubmits Rezoning Request For 38,000-Square-Foot Grocery Store On Signal

Undeterred by the standing-room-only crowds who turned out last year to oppose its proposal to build a 38,000-square-foot supermarket directly across Taft Highway from Signal’s longtime hometown grocery, a North Carolina-based corporation has resubmitted its rezoning request.   This time around, however, the Keith Corp. (TKC) isn’t asking that the entire 8.25 ... (click for more)

Driver Crashes Into Forgotten Child Fund Building

T he Forgotten Child Fund building on East Main Street suffered an estimated $70,000 when a car crashed into it early Sunday morning. The driver in the wreck was arrested. Officials of the fund had to shut off electricity and water to the building. The fund provides presents to needy children at Christmas. (click for more)

Remember The Full Story Of Toys-R-Us

It is always disappointing when any business is forced to close because of competition. Big box stores do this to smaller retailers every day. And while Toys-R-Us seemed to be an unstoppable force, they have finally succumbed to online ordering and simplicity.  But if you think about it, when Toys-R-Us came into existence, imagine the number of “mom ‘n pop” toy stores that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Very Stupid Letter

Not a one of you has ever heard of a lady named Megan Jones Bell.   But, because our state legislature is determined to allow California’s unique brand of crazies to pull Tennessee down to its loathsome level, our state lawmakers probably never will. Megan is a paragon in the field of mental health strategy – i.e., ‘What's the smartest thing for state government to do right ... (click for more)