Gatti’s Pizza, Market House restaurants close

Gatti's Pizza

A sign posted on the door of the former Gatti’s Pizza next to the Oak Ridge Mall says the business has been sold.

A longtime pizza restaurant and a newer “farm-to-table” diner have closed in Oak Ridge.

A sign posted on the front door of the former Gatti’s Pizza earlier this month said the business has been sold.

Meanwhile, the owners of The Market House at Jackson Square posted on their Facebook page on Oct. 14 that they will no longer be open but will continue to fulfill any private party obligations.

Oak Ridge Today has not been able to reach the owners of either business to elaborate. [Read more…]

Market House restaurant emphasizes ‘farm-to-table’ concept

Market House Ribbon Cutting

Local officials and business leaders celebrate the recent opening of The Market House restaurant in Jackson Square with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning.

A new restaurant in Jackson Square emphasizes a “farm-to-table” concept, and the owners use, as often as possible, food and beverage products purchased from local farmers, bakers, and brewers.

“There’s not a meal that we have that doesn’t have a local product in it,” said one of the owners, Bo Shipley.

“We keep it as local as possible, keep it as fresh as we can,” said the other owner, Dan Tremaine.

Shipley and Tremaine opened The Market House restaurant on East Tennessee Avenue in Jackson Square on May 8. Local officials and business leaders celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.

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