18.10.2012 (Hvino News) So-called "Chacha Tower" with a unique spirit fountain was opened today in Batumi, Georgia's Black Sea resort town. Batumi's Mayor Jemal Ananidze and Prime Minister Levan Varshalomidze were present at the ceremony. (Read also: Chacha fountain to be launched in Batumi before September
is a strong Georgian spirit, sometimes described as grape brandy or grappa.
"It will be a tower fountain, where instead of water the Georgian chacha
will flow, and everyone - our citizens, foreign visitors and tourists - will have the opportunity to taste it," - said the chairman of the City Council of Batumi Giorgi Kirtadze in March 2012, when the plans of Chacha Tower became known. Mr. Kirtadze then noted that chacha
will flow once a week for 15 minutes, but today at the opening ceremony the public was offered to drink chacha
not from the fountain, but from a special dispenser.
Construction of 25-meter Chacha Tower costed around 800,000 Georgian Lari (around 500,000 USD) to Batumi City Hall, which financed the project. Tower was constructed in traditional style. In addition to the fountain it will host a tourism information center, outdoor swimming pool (with no liquor though) and other facilities.
You may watch a video of opening ceremony (in Georgian language) by visiting this link
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