With the former Talus bar area available, Caralisa decided to open Canopy. So many people expressed a strong interest in having someplace to gather with friends for a light snack and a cup of coffee while visiting, and she is excited to bring the cozy gathering spot to the mountain. When Hank heard about the new venture, he said he would love to be part of it, forming a wonderful partnership. Of course, there have been many obstacles due to the pandemic and to the nationwide manufacturing delays, but the team persevered and the partners are very excited about the spring opening.
The interior was transformed by mountain resident Jessica Hawkins, who designed the space, and Davis Guedron, of Home Works, who built it out. When you walk in, there is now a long handmade custom bar on the right-hand side, and a custom-built banquette runs the length of the building. They teamed with Goodman Roasters for both coffee selections and serving staff.
They want the space to feel like a living room outside of your living room or a home away from home, and want Canapy to be a perfect fit for the Lookout Mountain community, which is so friendly.
Chef Ethan Sandler is perfecting the menu selections, which will consist of small plates like meat and cheeses and tartines. Hummus and charcuterie boards will also be available, as well as gluten-free options and other yummy dishes. A wine bar that will serve craft beers and unique wines is in the future. There will also be an outdoor space when the weather warms up. Canopy is sure to be a much needed and appreciated addition to our mountain family!
by Gwin Tugman