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.
Posh Boutique, an upscale women’s clothing store that has been located on West McEwen Drive in Franklin the past six years, anticipates moving to 231 Public Square sometime the first week of March. The store is planning a grand opening on March 9.
“I felt like downtown Franklin is a shopping destination,” Jennifer Martens, the franchise owner, said about the decision to move to the town square. “If you have people in town, you’re going to go to downtown Franklin and have brunch and shop around. When we bought this franchise, that was our goal, to move it downtown.”
Posh will have a little over 1,400 square feet at its new location.
“People think of Posh as a store for younger people, but we really do try to cater to all ages,” Martens said. “We try to bring trends that everybody can wear.”
First Tennessee Bank, which occupied the building before redevelopment began in 2016, moved back into the first floor of 231 Public Square in January. E|SPACES, which offers work and meeting space for entrepreneurs, teams, companies and those who work remotely, moved into the third floor earlier this month.
The Ruby Slipper Café, a New Orleans-based restaurant that will serve Southern brunch dishes, has built out its space and is expected to move in soon as well.
Still to be named is the restaurant that is expected to occupy the rooftop of the building.