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Captain D’s closes doors after 39 years in downtown Franklin; parent company plans expansion

PHOTO: Signs had been torn down from the front and drive through portion of Captain D’s by Tuesday, October 16, 2018./Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER After nearly 40 years in business, the Captain D’s in downtown Franklin has closed its doors for good. While a location on Mallory Lane is still open for business, the

By | 2018-10-17T02:45:22-05:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Food + Drink, Franklin, More News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Captain D’s closes doors after 39 years in downtown Franklin; parent company plans expansion

City of Franklin will host first of three special work sessions to discuss capital improvements

By BROOKE WANSER City of Franklin board and staff will have three meetings over the coming weeks to discuss capital investment projects for transportation, sewer and parks. The first meeting is Monday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m., where the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hear a presentation about transportation initiatives. Long-term transportation strategy A

By | 2018-10-15T19:00:56-05:00 October 15th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Franklin, More News|Tags: , |Comments Off on City of Franklin will host first of three special work sessions to discuss capital improvements

Leigh Bawcom encourages women in business at Williamson, Inc. while running her own events company

PHOTO: Leigh Bawcom has lived in Franklin most of her life; here, she stands outside the Coffee House at Second and Bridge./Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER While the Williamson County business community may know Leigh Bawcom as the director of member engagement for Williamson, Inc., she stays busy by running an events company on the

By | 2018-10-12T22:34:19-05:00 October 13th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Franklin|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Leigh Bawcom encourages women in business at Williamson, Inc. while running her own events company

E|Spaces announces Nashville native as CEO, new location coming to downtown Franklin

PHOTO: TJ Wilt //SUBMITTED E|SPACES, a leading professional office and meeting space provider with multiple locations in Middle Tennessee and a pending launch in Orlando, today announced that TJ Wilt has been named chief executive officer and partner responsible for strategic planning and growth. The company is also expanding with a new location in the

By | 2018-10-11T17:10:15-05:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News|Comments Off on E|Spaces announces Nashville native as CEO, new location coming to downtown Franklin

These are the top ten ranked hotels in Franklin

By BROOKE WANSER With tourism at an all time high, visitors to Franklin have plenty of hotel and motel options to choose from during a stay. In 2017, 1.51 million people visited Franklin, a six percent increase over the previous year, according to recently released statistics from Visit Franklin, the Williamson County Convention and Visitors

By | 2018-10-10T23:54:52-05:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Franklin|Tags: , , |Comments Off on These are the top ten ranked hotels in Franklin

New health and wellness center in Brentwood will offer free cryotherapy at grand opening Saturday

  Restore, an Austin, Texas-based comprehensive health and wellness center offering cryotherapy and hyperbaric oxygen chambers, is hosting a grand opening celebration at their new Brentwood location on October 13. Restore offers IV drip therapy, infrared saunas, local cryotherapy, Normatec compression therapy, and micronutrient testing. These services help clients optimize their health and performance, limit

By | 2018-10-09T19:27:59-05:00 October 9th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Franklin, Health & Fitness|Tags: , |Comments Off on New health and wellness center in Brentwood will offer free cryotherapy at grand opening Saturday

Pure Sweat + Float therapy studio opens in Cool Springs Tuesday

The nation’s first health and wellness franchise offering both infrared saunas and float therapy is now open  in Cool Springs. Brentwood resident Meredith Lile spearheaded the opening of the Pure Sweat + Float Studio, Cool Springs location. It is situated at Southside at McEwen, the popular shopping center anchored by Whole Foods. The inviting and

By | 2018-10-09T01:24:34-05:00 October 9th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, More News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pure Sweat + Float therapy studio opens in Cool Springs Tuesday

Hospitality leaders talk increasing media exposure, tourism numbers, at monthly FrankTalks

By BROOKE WANSER On Monday morning, a panel of Williamson County hospitality leaders spoke to an audience at Lipscomb University’s Spark idea center in Cool Springs about tourism numbers and offering visitors and locals authentic service. Visit Franklin President and CEO Ellie Westman Chin led the panel, which included Thompson's Station distiller Heath Clark and

By | 2018-10-08T20:05:13-05:00 October 8th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Food + Drink, Franklin|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Hospitality leaders talk increasing media exposure, tourism numbers, at monthly FrankTalks

Downtown Franklin neighborhood organization is getting a rebrand, will focus on parking

PHOTO: Franklin's Downtown Neighborhood Association President Lynne McAlister shows the organization's new logo inside the Frothy Monkey on Friday, September28, 2018./Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER When Lynne McAlister moved back to Franklin after 15 years of living in London, she came “kicking and screaming,” with memories of her walkable British neighborhood in mind. “The walking

By | 2018-10-08T05:37:29-05:00 October 8th, 2018|Categories: Community, Featured, Franklin|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Downtown Franklin neighborhood organization is getting a rebrand, will focus on parking

Nashville-based EMS fitness studio Manduu will expand with 50 more locations nationwide

PHOTO: A client trains with electrical muscle stimulation at Manduu in Cool Springs on Monday, September 10, 2018. // Brooke Wanser The nation’s first FDA-cleared whole-body Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) fitness studio is coming to Houston, with a plan to open as many as 50 locations over the next eight years. Nashville-based Manduu America, LLC’s first franchise agreement also

By | 2018-10-05T16:23:21-05:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Cool Springs, Franklin|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Nashville-based EMS fitness studio Manduu will expand with 50 more locations nationwide