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Frazier Avenue: "Chattanooga's Trendy Strip" Top 5 Page for this destination Chattanooga Shopping Tip by soundsgoodtome

Chattanooga Shopping: 13 reviews and 15 photos

Frazier Avenue, located beside Coolidge Park on the north side of the river, is a newly revitalized area that is booming with activity. Ten years ago, Frazier was mostly empty warehouses and other industrial sites. Today, it is one of the best local places in Chattanooga to shop, dine, and hang out with friends. Along with restaurants, coffeehouses, and art galleries, Frazier is full of specialty stores that sell a mix of books, toys, clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, household items, and imported goods. You can easily spend a whole day looking through all the stores, eating meals, having coffee or alcoholic drinks, and walking through the park and on Walnut Street bridge.

My favorite, most recommended stores are Earth Elements, New Moon Gallery, the Grapevine, Blue Skies, and A Novel Idea. There is the Mudpie, a coffeehouse/soup and sandwich shop, Clumpies Ice Cream Co., the Northshore Grille, and North Chatt Cat. Rock Creek Outfitters and ChooChoo Bait and Tackle are located here, as well as a gourmet bakery for dogs, Bone Appetit. The Chattanooga Pepper Co. has one of the largest varieties of hotsauces outside New Orleans, as well as everything imaginable one would need to prepare hot and spicy foods with. There are counter-culture shops here, as well as the city's first cybercafe, called CyberLan, where one can play against friends and strangers in almost any videogame you want. Whether you want to shop, dine out, or have fun, Frazier is the hot place in Chattanooga.

Many of the stores and eateries on the park-side of Frazier Avenue have front entrances on the street and rear entrances by the park. However, a few only have one or the other, so beware. If you do not walk on the street in front and around the corner on market street as well as behind the street beside the park, you are likely to miss a few stores.

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  • Updated Dec 27, 2003
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