New business directory lists services still available at downtown Chattanooga restaurants, retailers

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A so-called one-stop business directory is now online and listing the services still offered by downtown Chattanooga restaurants and retailers hit by the impact of the coronavirus.

"We'll do this for the foreseeable future until they operate in a more normal fashion," said Amy Donahue of the downtown nonprofit redevelopment group River City Co., which put the directory together.

The directory, at www.downtownchattanooga.org, tells which restaurants, for example, are offering services such as delivery, take-out, curbside pickup or making other efforts, Donahue said.

"There are still ways to support retailers and restaurants," she said.

Also, River City has created a contest, #TakeoutTonightCHA, at the downtown Chattanooga Instagram account @DowntownChatt. A link is at www.instagram.com/downtownchatt/.

Donahue said that during a takeout order or delivery from a downtown restaurant, the customer can snap a photo and then share it on Instagram using the hashtag and then tag the @DowntownChatt account.

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