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Chattanooga’s Bode boutique hotel adds Dawn coffee shop and Dusk cocktail bar

A downtown boutique hotel in Chattanooga is adding new food and drink options for overnight guests and local patrons from Dawn to Dusk. The Bode hotel, which opened in 2019 in the former Clemons Lofts apartment complex at Chestnut and 8th streets, recently added a cocktail lounge known as Dusk in its first-floor entry area …

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Tourism turnaround: Travelers eager to vacation this summer boost hotel revenues above pre-pandemic levels

In 2019, Tennessee’s tourism economy was roaring with record-breaking numbers of visitors coming to the Volunteer State that year and spending more than $22 billion. Then came the Covid-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the state’s tourism economy virtually shut down overnight, cutting many of the 150,000 tourism-related jobs across the Volunteer State at restaurants, retail …

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State and Chattanooga tourism industry seek workers for vacation season ahead

For the second consecutive year, Tennessee tourism leaders are spending their marketing dollars to try to recruit not just visitors but workers to help staff the attractions, accommodations and food services in the state’s $22 billion-a-year hospitality industry. Both the state-funded Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and the locally funded Chattanooga Tourism Co. are relaunching …

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Local history: The Terminal Hotel, the Choo Choo and The Southside

Chattanooga in its early days was an important railroad town and had many buildings connected to the rails. One prominent one is the narrow, three-story triangular structure at 1464 Market St., the Terminal Hotel, which opened about the same time, around 1909, as the Terminal Station. As railroad traffic grew, Southern Railway officials decided in …

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Chattanooga City Council puts pause on short-term vacation rentals not occupied by owner

Chattanooga real estate agent Sarah Brogdon bought a $220,000 condominium just built on Fagan Street off of Main Street two weeks ago with the intent of using the one-bedroom unit as an Airbnb or other short-term vacation rental home for those visiting Chattanooga. Brogdon got her business license and applied for the required permit from …

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