Staff from Visit Franklin and the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, along with Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and others from the community take part in the ribbon cutting for the new Midnight Sun Scavenger Hunt at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. // Photo by John McBryde By JOHN McBRYDE In a sense, the first Visit
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 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.
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
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
PHOTO: Mary Lankford stands inside the new F&M Bank branch in downtown Franklin's Public Square on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, after an official ribbon cutting ceremony. / Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER In the midst of Monday morning’s chill, dozens gathered inside the new F&M Bank at the corner of Main Street and Public Square
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
PHOTO: Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson speaks at a rebrand launch event inside the Franklin Theatre on Thursday, September 6, 2018./Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER A group of stakeholders and local government members gathered inside the Franklin Theatre on Thursday morning for a sneak peek of the Williamson County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau new branding.
PHOTO: Harpeth Square developer Rod Heller, left and Walker Mathews, right, celebrate the completion of the highest level of the parking garage on Monday, August 13, 2018./Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER On Monday afternoon, around 200 construction workers, engineers and architects gathered inside the Harpeth Square parking garage for a catered meal from Moe’s to
PHOTO: A car drives by the 99 East Main Street development site on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The historic Lillie Mills grain elevators rise from the background. / Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER The view of downtown Franklin's northern gateway has shifted rapidly during the past few months. Earlier this year, cranes went up at