Longtime Chattanooga Businessman Brings Tennessee’s First California Tortilla

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Divyesh Modi is opening Tennessee’s first California Tortilla on Oct. 23 at 5215 Hwy.153 in Hixson, right at the intersection of 153 and Hamill Road.

"The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate and his close-knit family have been fixtures in the Chattanooga business community since 1984, from hotels to liquor stores," officials said.  "Now, Divyesh is entering the restaurant arena for the first time with California Tortilla as he prepares to open the brand’s first restaurant in the state.  He feels the brand's commitment to fresh, never frozen ingredients and alluring menu will resonate in the area."

Cal Tort’s Director of Franchise Development Aaron Goldberg plans to bring the brand's development to an additional 28 locations to the Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis markets over the next few years. 
 

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Crabtree Farms invites the public to purchase fresh produce at their two locations. Officials said, "When you visit market, say hello to Lena, our new market farmer and her workshare volunteer, ... (click for more)

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Dining

Crabtree Farms Open With Fresh Local Produce

Crabtree Farms invites the public to purchase fresh produce at their two locations. Officials said, "When you visit market, say hello to Lena, our new market farmer and her workshare volunteer, Daniel. Both are a joy to have at the farm and a wealth of knowledge about the produce we grow." Currently for sale: • Sierra Blanca Onions • Zinnia Bouquets • Blackberries ... (click for more)

South Chattanooga Has New Urban Farm And Market In Alton Park

The Bethlehem Center opened the Alton Park CommUNITY Urban Farm, which will soon be accompanied by a market starting on Thursday, July 25. The farm is at the Bethlehem Center at 200 W. 38th Street and the market will be held there and throughout the South Chattanooga community on alternating Tuesdays and Saturdays . The mission of the Alton Park CommUNITY Urban Farm is to create ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Warren Mackey: Why I Will Be Voting For County Commissioner Discretionary Spending - And Response

Because I am taking the lead on the County Commission in reinstating discretionary money, I take it that a Commissioner’s comments in the Chattanoogan.Com on July 13 where he asserts that giving discretionary money is a way of currying favor with voters in the next election was aimed at me. We haven’t had discretionary money for over five years now. In spite of not having the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: No! To Selfishness

It was a ‘heavy lift’ some years ago when a “discretionary spending allowance” was lifted away from each of the nine Hamilton County commissioners. It was no more than a “vote for me” ruse in each district. One of the best examples of it is to walk into Orchard Knob Elementary and see this ornate stone bench at the entrance. The name of the commissioner who gave it to the school ... (click for more)