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Cafes and exercise stores to open on first floor of new downtown River Rock apartments



One of Chattanooga’s largest new apartment complexes, which opened to residential tenants last month, will soon feature both a café and a practice area as the first tenants of the five-building complex take over. form downtown.

Just Love Coffee Cafe and a Hotworx Exercise and Fitness Room will open next year on the first floor of the River Rock Apartments built on Walnut and Fourth Streets in downtown Chattanooga. The Beach Co., a Charleston, SC-based real estate developer, is constructing 163 upper-story apartments of the River Rock mixed-use development, which will also include 16,000 square feet of commercial space on the built ground floor. in one of the old Unum employee car parks in the city center.

“We know this place will be a delicious addition to the Chattanooga area,” said Robb Webb, general manager of Franklin, Tennessee-based Just Love Coffee, which operates 26 locations, including 10 in Tennessee. “As a Tennessee-based brand, we were eager to open a location in the Chattanooga area. “

The café’s 2,027 square foot location is slated to open in summer 2022 and will feature specialty coffee drinks, in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner options, including a waffle batter. with chocolate chip cookies, a waffle omelet called “wOmelette” and a quinoa -Vegetarian wrap.

Next fall, Hotworx will be opening a 1,922 square foot Fitness Center in River Rock that will offer a virtually educated exercise program created for users to experience the benefits of infrared heat absorption while performing an exercise program. 30 minute or 15 minute isometric workout, high-intensity interval workouts. Hotworx franchisee Josh Snyder said Hotworx uses a patented sauna that combines heat, infrared and exercise, dubbed “3D workout,” to create a workout unlike any other fitness program.

Photo by Dave Flessner / The Beach Co., which is developing River Rock on Walnut and Fourth streets in downtown Chattanooga, has started renting the first of 163 apartments. The complex will include commercial space on the first floor and three floors of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments in five buildings.

“Wellness and innovation are what drives the Hotworx brand, and we are excited to help our members achieve their health and fitness goals more effectively at our new location in downtown River Rock. Snyder said.

Alan McMahon, director of development at The Beach Co., said new retail tenants – and others the developers hope to attract to downtown development – are drawn to River Rock’s location in a few blocks from the Walnut Street Bridge and within walking distance of most of downtown.

“River Rock’s location along Third Street and Fourth Street has added energy to the Riverfront District and creates a vibrant community with diverse tenants for locals and visitors,” said McMahon.

River Rock’s first residential tenants began moving into apartments in November, although some apartments are still under construction. River Rock Community Manager Terri Gizzi said two of the five buildings are now occupied “and there has already been a lot of demand for these apartments.”

River Rock offers amenities such as a rooftop courtyard pool, fitness center, dog park and pet spa, and a residents’ club room.

508 square foot studios start at $ 1,150 per month; The 747-square-foot one-bedroom units are rented for $ 1,550 per month; The 1,127 square foot two-bedroom units start at $ 2,050 per month, and the three-bedroom units, which can grow up to 2,251 square feet, will be rented for up to $ 3,500 per month.

River Rock is The Beach Co.’s first project in Chattanooga, although the South Carolina developer has built similar projects in 20 other cities in the Southeast.

Dan Doyle, senior vice president and chief operating officer of The Beach Co., said he hopes to complete the last of the five buildings at the River Rock complex in February.

Despite a slowdown in business and office demand in downtown Chattanooga after large employers like Unum, TVA and BlueCross turned to remote working, Doyle said River Rick “has had a great response.”

“I think people are drawn to the type of building and the variety of unit types that we offer,” he said. “It’s not just one building. It’s five separate buildings and each is a little different. I think we’ve really made great strides in adding and contributing to the neighborhood and we’re thinking by designing each building a little differently. we were able to create a very special place to live, work or shop. “

Contact Dave Flessner at [email protected] or 423-757-6340.

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Photo provided by The Beach Co. / River Rock is an apartment and commercial development under construction in downtown Chattanooga.