The Feed CO. Table & Tavern
The challenge for Feed Table and Tavern was to create two individual spaces, each with unique atmospheres functioning seamlessly as one. A Partnership between two restauranteurs brought experience from both the Tavern and Table environments. Their goal was to create a restaurant that offered fresh and simple, yet inventive dishes. This became our design intent as well.
The Craftworks building, an icon of Chattanooga’s growing Southside district, is a multi-tenant three story brick structure that was used as a feed warehouse in the early 1900’s. Located on a prominent corner of the neighborhood, the building sits along Williams and Main Street, with the Main Street frontage having two recessed areas originally used as loading docks. These areas were reimagined as covered entries that act as front porches to the Southside. They dissolve the separation of interior and exterior space, with the Tavern porch becoming a large elevated open air dining room. The Table side features an open kitchen and dining room with large windows separating them from the original warehouse office, which was converted into a large secondary dining room. Inside the large Tavern space, an L-shaped mezzanine provides a more intimate dining experience with an adjacent bar, while allowing for storage above. Reclaimed wood was used as a simple material that provides warmth and intimacy to each dining environment. Through out the interior are an array of eclectic items procured by the client and transformed by artists into fixtures, seating, tables and doors adding to the dynamic story and rich history of the building, site, and location. The final design is the result of an evolved collaboration of the new and the old and attempts to anchor Feed Table and Tavern as a mainstay in a burgeoning Chattanooga restaurant scene.