Many businesses and restaurants were destroyed by the April 27 tornados, especially the businesses right off Interstate 75 exit 348.
There are many shops, restaurants, and other businesses, however, that are open. Some of these stores, especially those in or around the downtown historical district were virtually untouched by the devastation, and others are open despite ongoing repairs and renovations to their buildings.
“We don’t want people to miss out on the wonderful things that Ringgold has to offer,” said Ringgold resident and business owner Cindie Robinson. “We’ve got a lot of fabulous shops and restaurants that people are missing because they think that Ringgold was totally wiped out. It can be a great way for people to help a hard-hit area, to come to downtown Ringgold and see all that we have to offer.”
The city of Ringgold has many shops and restaurants that are open for business after the tornados, and many businesses that are closed are working quickly to reopen.
The city of Ringgold hosts Sacred Sounds gospel music night and the Ringgold Opry the second Friday and Saturday of each month. Ringgold also has walking tours and free kids movies that are shown at the Ringgold Depot. The Depot was not damaged in the tornados and is available to rent for events.
For more information visit cityofringgold.com and click on the “dining” and “commerce” links or visit ringgolddowntownpartners.org.