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TMA Group’s Debbie Henry touts success, convenience, sustainability of transit

By JOHN McBRYDE Debbie Henry Debbie Henry, the executive director of the TMA Group, has been with the nonprofit for nearly 16 years. The TMA (Transportation Management Association) Group was established in Franklin in 1988, becoming the first such entity in the Southeast and the 35th in the nation. Under its “umbrella” are

By | 2019-04-10T18:57:55+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Community|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on TMA Group’s Debbie Henry touts success, convenience, sustainability of transit

Harpeth Hotel gives nod to history with naming of its 2 restaurants

A photo rendering shows how the four-sided bar at 1799 Kitchen and Cocktails will look when the Harpeth Hotel opens this summer. // Photo submitted By JOHN McBRYDE  As they look ahead to the scheduled opening this summer of the Harpeth Hotel in downtown Franklin, the owners and manager have looked behind in the naming

By | 2019-03-18T18:58:29+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Harpeth Hotel gives nod to history with naming of its 2 restaurants

Franklin Sports Hall to change name after facility’s partnership with Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

The former A-Game Sportsplex in Cool Springs will now be called the TOA Sports Performance Center. // File photo STAFF REPORTS The facility long known as A-Game Sportsplex will once again be changing its name thanks to a new agreement between the building’s owners and the Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance (TOA). The building, which had been

By | 2019-03-18T19:05:41+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-Healthcare|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Franklin Sports Hall to change name after facility’s partnership with Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

A Realtor of the Year joins Brentwood location of Pilkerton Realtors

Michael McKee / Photo submitted STAFF REPORTS Longtime Nashville area real estate broker Michael McKee has joined the Brentwood office of Pilkerton Realtors. The Greater Nashville Associations of Realtor’s (GNR) 2015 “Realtor of the Year,” McKee most recently served as a broker with Re/Max Choice Properties. Previously, he was broker/co-owner of Adex! Homesellers. “Our goal

By | 2019-02-21T17:53:07+00:00 February 22nd, 2019|Categories: BW-News, BW-Real-Estate|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Realtor of the Year joins Brentwood location of Pilkerton Realtors

Downtown Franklin’s 231 Public Square continues adding tenants

By JOHN McBRYDE Two more tenants are scheduled to open for business in the 231 Public Square building in downtown Franklin, one as soon as next week. Mizzouri, a full-service global research firm, will move in to its new space on Monday, according to Brian Schiedemeyer, president of Heartland Partners, the group redeveloping the building.

By | 2019-02-15T20:13:55+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Downtown Franklin’s 231 Public Square continues adding tenants

Grilled Cheeserie expected to open this spring on Main Street in downtown Franklin

ABOVE: The long line at the Grilled Cheeserie food truck at the Eat the Street festival in Franklin last spring attests to the cuisine's popularity. / File photo By JOHN McBRYDE Work has been under way for some time on the new downtown Franklin location of the Grilled Cheeserie restaurant, with an opening expected later

By | 2019-02-02T03:08:04+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Community, Featured, Food + Drink, More News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Grilled Cheeserie expected to open this spring on Main Street in downtown Franklin

VisitFranklin CEO speaks to travel business, the charm of Franklin and a couple of things Williamson County still needs

By JOHN McBRYDE Ellie Westman Chin has spent her entire career in the travel industry, and in July she will mark five years as the person overseeing the efforts to ensure tourist and convention travelers are still coming to Williamson County. Indeed they are, as visitor spending in the county now exceeds $427 million annually,

By | 2019-01-24T20:56:23+00:00 January 25th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, WillCo Arts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on VisitFranklin CEO speaks to travel business, the charm of Franklin and a couple of things Williamson County still needs

Harpeth Hotel names a longtime hospitality professional as general manager

Justin Foster brings 16 years of related experience to his new job as general manager for The Harpeth Hotel. // Photo submitted By JOHN McBRYDE The company that manages the hotel portion of the Harpeth Square project in downtown Franklin has hired a general manager to oversee the boutique hotel's progress toward its expected completion

By | 2019-01-14T04:54:17+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, More News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Harpeth Hotel names a longtime hospitality professional as general manager

With construcution all around, new E|SPACES office is oasis in 231 Public Square

ABOVE: E|SPACES President Jon Pirtle stands in one of the new location's several places that afford a view of downtown Franklin. // JOHN MCBRYDE   By JOHN MCBRYDE Within the exposed beams, the bare drywall and the carpenters dust that are still part of the 231 Public Square project in downtown Franklin, there is something of

By | 2018-12-20T19:47:53+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured|Comments Off on With construcution all around, new E|SPACES office is oasis in 231 Public Square

Franklin puts finishing touch on ordinance banning retail sales of dogs and cats

ABOVE: The Pawfect Puppy on Jordan Road closed earlier this year when the city began to discuss the puppy and kitten law. // JOHN MCBRYDE   By JOHN MCBRYDE Between two completely opposed viewpoints on the matter, the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 5-3 Tuesday night to effectively ban the retail sales of

By | 2018-12-12T20:07:31+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured|Comments Off on Franklin puts finishing touch on ordinance banning retail sales of dogs and cats