Those interested in the ever more popular electronic cigarettes and vapor products will be able to get their fix in Franklin starting next week. The backers of Vapor Cafe will open their doors May 3 in the Williamson Square shopping center on Highway 96.
A Houston-based company is hoping to develop a $60 million 406-unit apartment complex on six acres in Franklin, The Tennessean reports.
Meeks + Partners has the Nichol Mill Lane site under contract, according to the morning daily. The four-story building would include a 674-space parking deck and units renting in a range from about $900 to $2,500 a month, the paper reports.
City of Franklin approval will be needed.
Of note, Meeks + Partners owns Rutledge Hill property that has been linked to a proposed project called City Lights. The company, led by Don Meeks (pictured), was the architect for The Manning luxury condo mid-rise, which was planned for Woodmont Boulevard in the mid-2000s but failed to materialize.
Meeks + Partners also was to have served as the architect for what is now 909 Flats, which Lincoln Property Co. and MetLife Inc. are co-developing on a Hope Gardens site fronting Rosa Parks Boulevard in North Nashville. Niles Bolton Associates replaced Meeks as the architect for the project.
Colorado-based Maui Wowi franchise — which specializes in fruit smoothies and coffee grown in Hawaii — will open in the new Berry Farms development off Lewisburg Pike south of Franklin. This past August, the company opened its first Tennessee location in Mt. Juliet. The gourmet coffee blends include beans from four of the Hawaiian Islands: Kona, Molokai, Kauai, and Maui. The Nashville Scene has more here.