Chattanooga-area business openings and closings in November 2023

Staff File Photo by Dave Flessner / On the site of what was once the Crazy Buffet on Hixson Pike near Northgate, a new Dutch Bros drive-through coffee outlet opened in November.
Staff File Photo by Dave Flessner / On the site of what was once the Crazy Buffet on Hixson Pike near Northgate, a new Dutch Bros drive-through coffee outlet opened in November.

Here's a look at the business trends for November in the Chattanooga area. Those trends include the opening of an Oregon-based coffee outlet and the endorsement of a more than $100 million residential project in Ooltewah.

What opened

Dutch Bros, an Oregon-based coffee chain, opened a new drive-through outlet at 5102 Hixson Pike in early November.

A new Publix supermarket opened in The Enclave shopping center at East Brained and Ooltewah-Ringgold roads. The new Publix is the ninth Publix grocery outlet in the Chattanooga market.

What closed

Rivercity Apparel launched a store closeout sale in late November, and the boutique shop will shut down once it sells out its remaining items, according to store owner Anne Kemmerer.

What's expanding

Jimmy Gallagher is expanding his hemp plant-based cannabidiol dispensary from Asheville, North Carolina, to Chattanooga, with the opening of a storefront on the North Shore.

Jim Ward, the local franchise owner for the growing cookie chain Crumbl Cookies, is opening his newest store in Fort Oglethorpe at 112 Battlefield Parkway.

After receiving a $1.28 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Collegedale Municipal Airport will add an expansion that will include additional hangars for aircraft.

Simply 10, a women's clothing retail chain, has expanded into Chattanooga with the opening of its first location on Brainerd Road, with items priced at $10.99 and under.

Announced developments

A Hamilton County panel endorsed a more than $100 million residential and commercial project in Ooltewah.

Chattanooga developer Bassam Issa confirmed the restaurant Cava, a fast-growing chain with 290 locations nationally, will be built on land behind the Logan's Roadhouse off Highway 153.

State regulators have approved an outpatient surgery center inside a former U.S. Xpress office building off Interstate 75.

A new assisted living and memory care operation is coming to the East Brainerd area after the proposed $55 million facility won approval from a city planning board.

In late November, Mountain City Club officials agreed to potentially finalize a sale of the club's longtime downtown Chattanooga site, with the buyer planning a department store, event space and possible hotel.

First Financial Bank, headquartered in Terre Haute, Indiana, announced in November it has agreed to buy SimplyBank for $73.4 million to expand its presence in Tennessee.

— Compiled by Kiara Green

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