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Visit Franklin’s scavenger hunt launches, paying homage to local horse culture

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

By | 2019-04-08T19:12:24-05:00 April 8th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Visit Franklin’s scavenger hunt launches, paying homage to local horse culture

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 | 2019-03-18T18:58:29-05:00 March 18th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Harpeth Hotel gives nod to history with naming of its 2 restaurants

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 | 2019-02-15T20:13:55-05:00 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 | 2019-02-02T03:08:04-05:00 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

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 | 2019-01-14T04:54:17-05:00 January 14th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, More News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Harpeth Hotel names a longtime hospitality professional as general manager

F&M Bank opens on Town Square, headed by longtime banker Mary Lankford

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

By | 2018-10-23T01:53:55-05:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Franklin, More News|Tags: , |Comments Off on F&M Bank opens on Town Square, headed by longtime banker Mary Lankford

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

Visit Franklin reveals rebranding, new website, before official launch Friday

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.

By | 2018-09-06T18:14:37-05:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Community, Featured, Franklin, More News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Visit Franklin reveals rebranding, new website, before official launch Friday

Nashville contractor R.C. Mathews tops off Harpeth Square hotel, parking garage

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

By | 2018-08-14T02:25:17-05:00 August 14th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, BW-Real-Estate, Featured, Franklin, More News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Nashville contractor R.C. Mathews tops off Harpeth Square hotel, parking garage

Main Street construction progressing with East Main, Harpeth Square developments

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

By | 2018-08-13T01:52:10-05:00 August 13th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, BW-Real-Estate, Featured|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Main Street construction progressing with East Main, Harpeth Square developments