Hill enlists D.H. Griffin for TBC building demo work

H.G. Hill Realty Co. announced in a release it has selected D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company, Inc. to handle the demolition on the Tennessee Baptist Convention building at the intersection of Maryland Way and Franklin Road in Brentwood.

The value of the permit is about $233,000.

The razing is being done to accommodate mixed-use project Hill Center Brentwood (read more here).

Hill estimated that 90 percent of the building demolition debris will be either recycled or salvaged. This includes an estimated 9,000 cubic yards of concrete from the walls, floors and columns; 350 tons of steel; and more than 10,000 pounds of non-ferrous metals such as copper and aluminum.

In addition, Hill said it will salvage furniture and fixtures. Tables and chairs have been donated to schools in Helena, Alabama, for athletics space usage. Many of the building's major electrical components and fixtures have been sold/salvaged to electrical contractors and suppliers in Middle Tennessee.

Relatedly, some of the stones on the exterior of the chapel are being salvaged for the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The remaining stones are being given to a local man for use in building fire pits, the release notes.

Nov 3, 2014 2:23 PM

Franklin billionaire buys Williamson site for $18.6M

Franklin-based billionaire Brad Kelley has acquired 207 acres in Williamson County for $18.6 million, Nashville Business Journal reports.

The lands sits at the site where Cool Springs Boulevard dead-ends into Mack Hatcher Parkway within the Franklin city limits.

Forbes estimates Kelley's net worth at $2.1 billion.

Read more here.

Oct 31, 2014 6:55 AM

Two-day music festival planned for Franklin

The lead singer of Better Than Ezra is leading a group that's organizing a two-day acoustic music and food festival at Franklin's Harlinsdale Farm complex. The goal is to feature artists from a number of genres and draw about 15,000 people. Michael Ackley at Franklin Homepage has more info.

Ward 4 Alderman Margaret Martin asked if the event will turn into another music festival like Bonaroo. Griffin responded by saying that "the 'B' word is a bad word for us."

"This Franklin festival skews older," he said. "We're not going for kids. There is no camping. This will suit the high-end atmosphere of Franklin."

Oct 29, 2014 9:57 AM

HealthSouth explores partnership with Vanderbilt

Franklin facility would be second JV with VUMC
Oct 23, 2014 1:06 PM

Franklin Synergy promotes risk manager to SVP

Three-decade veteran joined bank last year
Oct 16, 2014 12:23 PM

Nolensville craft beer company eyes summer 2015 opening

Nolensville-based startup microbrewery Mill Creek Brewing Co. is seeking to raise $110,000 via Kickstarter, according to company Founder Chris Going.

MCBC already has raised investment capital and secured bank loans totaling  $900,000, Going said.

A long-time homebrewer and certified beer judge, Going said he will offer those who pledge at least $25 via Kickstarter first-run pint glasses, T-shirts, tickets to the MCBC pre-opening party and a lifetime mug club membership.

“We’re slated to open by summer 2015,” Going said. “We’re excited about bringing our approachable craft beer to Nashville beer drinkers.”

Going said MCBC is currently negotiating a lease for space in a 25,000-square-foot facility in Nolensville. He declined to disclose the specific property.

MCBC will hire a brewmaster to begin operations, Going said, noting, “We want to offer a high level of quality right out of the gate.”

To begin operations, Going will offer the following quartet of beers: Lil Darlin (a citrusy wheat beer); Silo (a farmhouse ale); Landmark (a crisp, historic-style German lager); and Hopscotch (a West Coast IPA).

Once operational, MCBC would join fellow Williamson County craft brewing companies Cool Springs Brewery and Turtle Anarchy Brewing Co.

Oct 10, 2014 10:55 AM

Mt. Juliet scores 1,500 Under Armour jobs

Sports apparel maker to build big center off I-40
Oct 2, 2014 2:36 PM

Commission sends three names to Haslam for 21st District seat

Wife of state senator, deputy DA still in the running
Oct 1, 2014 6:59 AM

Date announced for Hill Brentwood project demo

H.G. Hill Realty Co. announced today it will begin demolition of the Tennessee Baptist Convention building on Oct. 1 as part of the company's looming mixed-use Hill Center Brentwood development.

North Carolina-based D.H. Griffin will handle the razing, a price tag for which Hill Realty did not disclose in a release.

The demolition is expected to be completed by the first week of December. During the process, there will be no blasting and the concrete will be crushed for alternative uses, according to the release.

Following demolition, project officials will determine a construction timeline to include a blasting schedule based on building locations and rock depths, the release notes. The schedule will be shared with neighboring residents and businesses.

The Brentwood office of Turner Construction Co. will serve as general contractor for the project, which will include a mix of restaurant, retail and Class A office space. Read more here.


Sep 24, 2014 2:20 PM

Tractor Supply launching pet store concept

Franklin, Fairview getting 'test-and-learn' locations
Sep 24, 2014 12:46 PM