CPA Firm Locates to Cambridge Square

Local accounting firm Linda L. Waters CPA will move its current East Brainerd Road operations to Ooltewah’s Cambridge Square community in the first quarter of 2018, according to Cambridge Square marketing and leasing director Jim Cheney.

Cambridge Square is located one-quarter mile east of I-75, off exit 11 in Ooltewah.  Linda L. Waters CPA will bring  the development’s tenant portfolio to 26.

Linda L. Waters CPA is a full-service accounting firm including tax preparation for businesses and individuals and bookkeeping and payroll services. The buildout for their new space overlooking the public square is underway with completion slated for late January.

“Mrs. Waters and her team are a perfect representation of the local professional service firms that we hope to continue to attract to Cambridge Square,” said Cheney. “We believe that this environment offers a very unique experience for both our tenants’ employees as well as their respective clients and customers. We are proud that Mrs. Waters chose Cambridge Square to grow her business.”


Cambridge Square Welcomes Three New tenants; expands flex space options

Cambridge Square, Ooltewah’s growing commercial, entertainment, and residential community, has added three new office tenants, according to Marketing and Leasing Director, Jim Cheney. Additionally, in response to the increasing demand for professional space, Cambridge Square has expanded its flex space office portfolio to accommodate small business owners seeking shorter term lease arrangements.

The new tenants are Camp Big Fish, a multi-faceted summer camp and after-school organization with operations in Chattanooga and Knoxville; The Southern Agency, a full service, locally owned insurance firm; and Root: A Center for Optimal Living (Root), a start-up  chiropractic practice that applies holistic methods for full-body wellness and health.


Camp Big Fish and The Southern Agency moved into their second story offices earlier this month. Root will take possession of its space near the end of the first quarter of 2018.

All three tenants are occupying what Cambridge developers are identifying as flex office space. The concept enables smaller business owners to occupy class A space without the requirement of a long-term lease. Spaces range from 500 square feet of adjoined offices to approximately 200 square feet for a single office space; license terms range from three to 12 months, and can be converted to permanent lease agreements at any time. Flex spaces and suites include client reception area, kitchen, utilities, and wireless access. Second floor spaces can be accessed by two stairwells and an elevator opening into the upstairs lobby.


Il Primo opens second restaurant in Ooltewah

Three years after opening the first Il Primo in North Chattanooga, the owners of the popular Italian restaurant are adding a second such eatery in Ooltewah.


The newest Il Primo, a 120-seat restaurant, will open Friday in Cambridge Square offering an identical menu to the Hixson Pike restaurant that opened in the former Greenlife Grocery building in June 2014.

The name Il Primo, which translates to "The First," may imply only a single location. But Josh Nason, managing partner of Il Primo restaurant, said the success of the first location convinced owner Nathan Lindley to add a second eatery in Cambridge Square just off I-75 at exit 11 in Ooltewah.

Chattanooga Imaging to Open 9,000 Square Foot Imaging Center

Chattanooga Imaging will open a new 9,000 square foot imaging facility at Cambridge Square later this fall. Chattanooga Imaging offers the latest advances in imaging technology and equipment to include, 3T MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT, Interventional Procedures, Radiography and Women’s Imaging Services, to include Mammography, Breast MRI and Bone Mineral Density. 

Sue Kilpatrick, C.O.O. for Chattanooga Imaging and Associates in Diagnostic Radiology stated, “We are excited to be expanding our practice in Cambridge Square, and look forward to bringing these imaging services to the Ooltewah community. Cambridge Square brings the service and convenience that this community needs and offers everything in one great location.”


Mojo Burrito Opens Fourth Location at Cambridge Square

The future home of Chattanooga's beloved Mojo Burrito

The future home of Chattanooga's beloved Mojo Burrito

Eve Williams, the owner of the Chattanooga burrito chain, on Thursday signed a five-year lease to move into a former coffee shop at Cambridge Square, a new "downtown" in Chattanooga's Ooltewah neighborhood that has a small public square surrounded by eateries and retail businesses just off Lee Highway next to the Honors Course private golf club.

"We're excited to be part of the community out there," Williams said, mentioning the area's high concentration of Seventh Day Adventists, many of whom are vegetarian.

"We're hoping that vegetarian community out there will be excited and receptive to us," she said. "Our whole menu's vegetarian-based; you only get meat if you ask for it."


Edward Jones Opens Cambridge Square Office

Edward Jones will open a new office in Ooltewah’s Cambridge Square development this summer, according to Cambridge Square Marketing and Leasing Director, Jim Cheney. Cambridge Square is located at the intersection of Lee Highway and Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, less than a quarter mile east of I-75’s exit 11.

“We are very pleased to announce the addition of Edward Jones to the Cambridge tenant family,” said Cheney. “We are always excited to bring in additional professional service firms to meet the growing needs of the community and to help evolve our local business ownership. We believe Jacob and his team will be a great addition.”

The Edward Jones Cambridge Square office, which overlooks the public square, will be led by Jake Brigham and Tammy Neil.

"Edward Jones believes that a personal, face-to-face relationship with each client is key to understanding their needs and helping them reach their financial goals, we have been just that for 95 years,” said Brigham. “Working within Cambridge will allow me to foster this client- first culture and develop a location close to my clients in a professional setting."



Cambridge Square to Host Chattanooga’s First Sanctioned World Food Championship with the Ooltewah BBQ Brawl

Cambridge Square and de-facto Ooltewah Mayor and local business owner Steve Ray, have teamed-up to host Chattanooga’s first sanctioned World Food Championship. Branded the Ooltewah BBQ Brawl (The Brawl), the event will take place on April 15 from 11am until 6pm. Admission to the event is free of charge. Cambridge Square ( is a mixed-use community located less than a quarter mile east of I-75 off of exit 11.

The Brawl will be distinct from other professional BBQ competitions in that each of the 12 participating teams will be selling food in addition to their submissions to the judging panel. The $3200 prize purse will be split into two categories which include professionally judged submissions as well as a People’s Choice Prize. As an added component to the celebration, The Brawl will feature the King-of-the-Cul-De-Sac steak grilling contest — a backyard grilling rumble to see who deserves the crown for the best overall steak and a $800 purse. Mike McCloud, President and CEO of World Food Championships will be on-hand to train the judging panel, and Chattanooga’s very own Celebrity Chef Jernard Wells will be participating as a judge.



Times Free Press | December 21, 2016 | By Myron Madden

After three and a half years of leasing and development, Ooltewah's Cambridge Square has just about reached the halfway point of its commercial development and will soon begin building some of the 100 homes slated for its residential area.

The approximate halfway point was marked by construction of the mixed-use development's ninth commercial building, which is expected to be complete within the next few months, according to Jim Cheney, marketing director for Cambridge Square.

Shane’s Rib Shack Opens at Cambridge Square in Time for Holiday BBQ Cravings

“We have been working closely with Chad and his team for almost exactly a year," said Jim Cheney, Marketing Director for Cambridge Square. "Their space is unbelievable and their menu is going to be a very welcome addition to our restaurant options. We're very excited that they have set an opening date and we look forward to becoming the community's go-to destination for BBQ."

Shane's Rib Shack is a true American rib shack, known for its slow-cooked ribs, hand-chopped chicken and pork, and many southern sides to complement each plate.  The original shack was founded in 2002, in McDonough, Ga. by Shane Thompson, who started the restaurant with his grandfather's secret BBQ sauce. 



Cambridge Square's First Boutique Retailer Officially Opens

Barn Door Boutique, Cambridge Square's first boutique retailer, has opened in in 2000 square foot space on Cambridge’s public square. 

Barn Door will feature women and girls clothing, shoes, and jewelry with a nod to BOHO design themes. Featured clothing lines will have origins in some of the major markets in the U.S. including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. Specific apparel lines include Sea Gypsies (Australia), Entro, and Umgee. Jewelry lines include Good Works, Lulu and Lee, Lorraine Francis, and Judith March. In addition to its chic apparel and accessories, Barn Door will also sell art, antiques, and home décor. 


Tennova Primary Care - Ooltewah Expands at Cambridge Square

Legacy Real Estate & Development (Legacy) has announced that Tennova Primary Care – Ooltewah (Tennova) will expand it practice space from 5000 to 10,000 square feet in a building it currently occupies within the Cambridge Square community. The second-story space expansion will allow Tennova to significantly increase its healthcare service offering.

Cambridge Square is being managed and developed by Legacy. The community is located at the intersection of Ooltewah-Georgetown Road and Lee Highway, less than a quarter-mile east of I-75 at exit 11. OMS is a SkyRidge Health Partner.



Il Primo to Open Second Location in Ooltewah’s Cambridge Square Community

Legacy Real Estate & Development (Legacy) announced that Chattanooga restaurateur Nathan Lindley will open a second Il Primo at Cambridge Square in Ooltewah. Il Primo is Lindley’s popular Italian concept located at 1100 Hixson Pike in Riverview.

Cambridge Square is being managed and developed by Legacy. The community is located at the intersection of Ooltewah-Georgetown Road and Lee Highway, less than a quarter-mile from I-75 at exit 11. Il Primo will be the 19th tenant since the development began in 2013.


Legacy Real Estate & Development Names Industry Stand-Out Becky Lockwood as Residential Managing Broker

Legacy Real Estate & Development, LLC has named Becky Lockwood as its Residential Managing Broker. Lockwood will operate out of Legacy's Cambridge Square office in Ooltewahwhich she joined as an agent in the fall of 2015.

Prior to her affiliation with Legacy, Lockwood served five years as a Residential Affiliate Broker with Coldwell Banker Pryor Realty's Relocation Team where she quickly established herself as a top-selling agent. Lockwood began her real estate career in 2006 with Re/Max Properties.


Legacy Real Estate & Development Welcomes First Boutique Retailer to Cambridge Square

Legacy Real Estate & Development has announced that Cambridge Square, a mixed-use community in Ooltewah, TN, will soon welcome its first boutique retail tenant. Locally owned Barn Door Boutique will occupy 2000 square feet on Cambridge’s public square. Construction on the space will begin in July 2016 with an anticipated openingin the fall of 2016.

Cambridge Square is located a quarter mile east of I-75 off exit 11 in Ooltewah. The project is being developed and managed by Legacy Real Estate & Development.


Cigar, spirits concept coming to Ooltewah's Cambridge Square

The latest addition to Ooltewah's growing mixed-use development Cambridge Square will be an upscale cigar, spirits and savories store called Ceniza.

Chattanooga husband-and-wife team Daniel and Brittany Alcala aim to open the new store in spring 2015. 


Dismissed for years as little more than an exit to purchase gas along the corridor between Chattanooga and Cleveland, the once agricultural area is experiencing a renaissance of its own.

Not so long ago, the Ooltewah area was known as a one-stoplight kind of town. Largely rural, it was the kind of place where roads without signs were common, four-way stops were unnecessary (and virtually non-existent) and people only stopped if they needed gas to continue on to their destination.


Restaurant review: Wine Down amping things up in Ooltewah

When I first started working at the paper eight years ago, I was assigned to cover the Ooltewah/Collegedale area. While I was acutely aware of how removed it was from all the goings-on and growing options of downtown, I sometimes found myself thinking, "I could live here!" It seemed idyllic, with a sense of community all its own.

Fast-forward to now: The area is becoming a hubbub of activity in its own right. Multi-use developments are bringing new people — and options — to both Collegedale and Ooltewah. 


Public Markets, Inc. and Cambridge Square Developers Team-up to Host Friday Night Marketplace in Ooltewah

Chattanooga, Tenn — The development team for Ooltewah's Cambridge Square mixed-use community has formed a partnership with Public Markets, Inc. to host a nighttime, outdoor marketplace at Cambridge Square beginning in May 2016 and continuing through August.


Shane’s Rib Shack to Join Cambridge Square Tenant Family

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Legacy Real Estate & Development, the Management Company for the Cambridge Square mixed-use community in Ooltewah, has announced Shane’s Rib Shack has signed-on to occupy 3,000 square feet in a new 13,000 square foot building to be constructed on Cambridge’s public square. An opening date is expected in late 2016.




Date Night Dining: Wine Down

For this week, celebrity veterinarian/author Kathryn Primm invited me to Ooltewah for an evening of wine, food and conversation at Cambridge Square's Wine Down at 9431 Bradmore Lane. Cambridge Square—just off exit 11 on I-75—has become a community gathering place for the Ooltewah/Collegedale communities. 

Dr. Primm works just across the street at her practice, Applebrook Animal Hospital, and spendsmuch of her free time writing about various veterinary topics. Follow her Facebook page for more information and check out her book, "Tennessee Tails: Pets and their People."




Cambridge Square plans addition of Summit Physical Therapy

Ooltewah's Cambridge Square is planning the addition of Summit Physical Therapy to the mixed-use development.

Summit Physical Therapy, which was founded and is co-owned by Chattanooga businessmen Dan Dotson and Kevin Kostka, is an outpatient physical therapy clinic that will occupy 2,700 square feet at Cambridge Square, located at the corner of Ooltewah-Georgetown Road and LeeHighway.



Hudson Cook Moves Its Chattanooga Practice to Cambridge Square

Chattanooga, Tenn. — The Chattanooga practice of Hudson Cook, LLP has opened a 3,923square foot, second story office space at Cambridge Square in Ooltewah, Tennessee. Hudson Cook is a national law firm focusing on consumer financial services.



Cambridge Square Announces Salon & Spa

Chattanooga, TENN. — Cambridge Square developers have announced the addition of Spalon Three to the community’s tenant family. Spalon Three, which is owned by Ooltewah resident Shawn Dunn, is a combined spa and salon concept that will occupy 2500 feet on the community’s public square. Opening date is slated for late spring 2015.


Sentef Medical Centers Acquires Space in Cambridge Square

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Joseph Sentef, M.D. and his wife Susan Sentef, NP-C, will open Sentef Medical Centers in Cambridge Square this spring. Cambridge Square is a mixed-use community located in Ooltewah, TN just east of exit 11 on I-75. The community is home to locally owned restaurant and commercial office tenants.




Cambridge Square Announces Residential Phase

From The Chattanooga Times Free Press | November 11, 2014

The developers of Cambridge Square will begin construction next year of the residential phase of the Ooltewah development, adding 100 new homes over 34 acres. The townhomes and single family houses will offer customization options and pricing from $200,000 to more than $1 million, according to Jim Cheney, marketing director for Barry Payne Development.


Sky Ridge Announces Medical Practice at Cambridge Square

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Sky Ridge Medical Center of Cleveland, Tennessee has announced its decision to open a multi-specialty clinic in Cambridge Square, a mixed-use community currently under development at the intersection of Ooltewah-Georgetown Road and Lee Highway in Ooltewah. 

The Sky Ridge practice will include services ranging from prenatal to geriatric healthcare. The providers offer many years of experience and will represent various specialties such as OB/GYN, Internal Medicine, and Family Practice including pediatrics and adults.



Cambridge Lands Two New Tenants — Heaven & Ale andWine Down Ooltewah to Join Community

Chattanooga, TENN — Barrier Properties, the developer behind Ooltewah’s Cambridge Square Community, today announced the addition of two new tenants to its commercial and retail family. Heaven & Ale, a premier craft beer destination with and existing location on Chattanooga’s North Shore and Wine Down Ooltewah, a new wine bar and tasting room concept, will open adjacent to one another on Cambridge’s central public square. 



Cigar, spirits concept coming to Ooltewah's Cambridge Square

The latest addition to Ooltewah's growing mixed-use development Cambridge Square will be an upscale cigar, spirits and savories store called Ceniza.

Chattanooga husband-and-wife team Daniel and Brittany Alcala aim to open the new store in spring 2015. 

"We are not a bar or a club," Brittany said in a prepared statement. "We are targeting ademographic who has acquired a more sophisticated taste and wants a location to enjoy an evening out with their friends [or a] significant other, or even conduct a more casual business meeting. We’d like to be the go-to location for professionals living and working in Ooltewah and [the] surrounding area."

Mixed-Up-Cup Frozen Yogurt Concept Coming to Ooltewah this Spring

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Mixed-Up-Cup, a new frozen yogurt concept, is the latest business tojoin Cambridge Square in Ooltewah. Owned and operated by Ooltewah residents and husband and wife team Jaime Jorge and Rachelle Pecovsky, Mixed-Up-Cup will be open in early summer 2014.

Cambridge Square is a mixed-use community being developed by Barrier Properties. It is located at the corner of Ooltewah-Georgetown Road and Lee Highway. Mixed-Up-Cup will occupy approximately 1,500 square feet on the public square, adjacent to the recently announced Wired Coffee concept, which is currently undergoing its build-out.



Southern Burger Company plans changes to Ooltewah location

After closing the Warehouse Row location, Southern Burger Company is going to beef up its store in Ooltewah with a new menu and sit-down service. 

"It started as a fast-casual concept, but we are going to change that," owner Christian Siler said. "We found that customers really want servers and more menu options."

Southern Burger Company, which started as a food truck, was always eventually supposed to be a brick-and-mortar storefront, he said. The food truck and then the Warehouse Row location helped Siler test the concept at different levels, he said.