The former brewmaster at Cool Springs Brewery has struck out on his own to launch Turtle Anarchy Brewing, which is setting up shop on Noah Drive in Franklin. Mike Kraft tells Kevin Walters he expects to be distributing his goods to local bars and restaurants by May.
Thinking about Middle Tennessee's young and fast-growing community banks, it's easy to focus only on downtown-based CapStar and Avenue. But Franklin Synergy Bank, which opened its doors in late 2007, has been posting its own heady growth numbers and on Thursday announced it has topped $500 million in assets. Since the end of September, President Richard Herrington's team has been adding an average of more than $6 million in assets per week.
The Demonbreun Street strip — or so some call it — is dominated by eateries and watering holes. Now a prominent building straddling that stretch will soon be home to a very different type business: an art gallery.
Gary R. Haynes told NashvillePost.com that Haynes Galleries, to be located in the Roundabout Plaza mid-rise that towers over Alan LeQuire’s Musica, will focus on three centuries of American realism. Look for the doors to open in early March.
To celebrate the opening, the Gallery will present “The Wyeths: First Family of American Realism,” which features works by N.C., Andrew, Jamie, Henriette and Victoria Wyeth.
Haynes said he is bullish on the roundabout. Bristol Development Group is working on finalizing plans for a residential tower to be anchored, reportedly, by a Publix. Nearby are Midtown and The Gulch.
“Our new location offers the best of both worlds: music, creativity and new energy in a substantial business environment,” said Haynes, who, after spending decades working in advertising and real estate management, founded Haynes Galleries in 2010 with locations in Franklin and Thomaston, Maine.
Haynes Galleries focuses on museum-quality work from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Offerings include significant works by such masters as John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer and the Wyeth family, but Haynes also offers works of contemporary artists, including Lea Colie Wight, Tony Ryder, Ellen Cooper and Jesus Villarreal.
The gallery will be open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.