Three new tenants are moving toward opening inSignal Mill, which is the redevelopment of North Chattanooga’s historical knitting mill building.

“The overall plan is to renovate it and bring it back fully to life,” David Woodbery, developer and owner ofThe Woodbery Group, said.

The building already houses Food Works and previously had an antique mall on the first floor.


But now, the site is being prepped for three new tenants:Edley’s Bar-B-Que,Blue Ridge Fly Fishing and a second location of Mean Mug Coffeehouse.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que, which will have an outside deck and eating area, has a Nashville location, and the fly fishing store has a North Georgia location. Mean Mug Coffeehouse already has one location on Main Street and is bringing another shop to the $9 million development,Woodberysaid.

The building is about 45 percent leased so far, and the first tenant should be open in July, he also said.

“The building is fantastic; it just has a ton of character,” Woodbery said.

Fletcher Bright Co. is converting a nearby warehouse at 300 Cherokee Blvd. and is working to make walking between the two new developments easier. There will bea pedestrian connection to create a shortcut for foot trafficbetween Manufacturers Road and Cherokee Boulevard.

“The North Shore is such a dynamic and diverse market,” he also said. “There are a lot of fun, new, exciting things happening, and it’s very local. That’s probably what gives us the greatest comfort as a long-term owner in the neighborhood. It’s a place where people in Chattanooga come. It’s not just dependent on the tourism industry.”