FirstBank's Five Points plan gains support

FirstBank's proposal to pump $3.5 million into a renovation of the historic post office building at downtown Franklin's Five Points has gained serious support from many of the city's aldermen. Kevin Walters writes that the bank's plans to open its fifth Williamson County office there also have some prominent people looking at redeveloping the old county jail on nearby Bridge Street.

“We thought it would be such a success story if the post office were getting redone and the old jail were getting redone,” said Mary Pearce, foundation executive director. “It would be two huge preservation projects.”

Nov 29, 2012 9:36 AM

Wheeled, motorized and luxurious

Nashville-area dealers of upscale automobiles say 2013 models will turn heads
Nov 21, 2012 7:00 AM

Lender sues developer for 'deception' at Williamson project

Stratford claims Rasmussen robbed Peter to pay Paul, suborned Paul's lien
Nov 20, 2012 11:44 AM

Headline Homes: October 2012

Alan Jackson unloads Center Hill Lake spread, record producer takes loss on Oak Hill estate, and more...
Nov 11, 2012 10:52 PM

The Food Biz: An M., an M.L. and a Catbird Seat

Cummins Station, West Nashville, Midtown see flourish of food, beverage activity
Nov 11, 2012 10:51 PM

Real estate notes: Carothers Building in Cool Springs sells for $96M

Also: State inks lease in Lifeway building
Nov 5, 2012 11:42 AM

Nothing Bundt Cakes preps for Franklin shop opening

Nothing Bundt Cakes — a bakery specializing in "nostalgic yet refreshingly modern" bundt cakes − will open Oct. 26 at 535 Cool Springs Blvd. in Franklin.

Nashville-area franchise owners Lynne and Jeff Warne will have a grand opening Nov. 3, with a ribbon cutting slated for Nov. 1, during which they will look to increase awareness of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

The Franklin bakery is the second location for Jeff Warne, a former O'Charley's CEO and a member of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Board of Directors, and his wife. The couple recently celebrated the first anniversary of their Nashville location on White Bridge Road.

Founded in 1997, Nothing Bundt Cakes is headquartered in Las Vegas.

Oct 24, 2012 7:15 AM

Ky. bank further shrinks Tennessee Commerce

When Republic Bank & Trust executives in January struck a deal to buy the remnants of the failed Tennessee Commerce Bank, they talked about its potential as a growth platform in the Middle Tennessee area. But since then, they've unloaded or run off much of what they acquired: In the first four months under Republic ownership, Tennessee Commerce's loan book shrank from $99 million to $52 million. That number has been whittled down even more since, coming in at $46 million on Sept. 30, less than half the amount Republic bought in January.

Oct 22, 2012 7:14 AM

Williamson Medical plans pediatrics tower

Project with VUMC would feature Monroe Carell brand, also upgrade surgical suites
Oct 1, 2012 2:43 PM

M*Modal’s speech recognition gets East Texas clinic’s ear

A large multi-specialty physician group located in the city literally split between Arkansas and Texas — Texarkana — has chosen Franklin-based M*Modal Inc. and the company’s Fluency Direct speech recognition product. The group is home to more than 100 doctors in the area.

“Our physicians were immediately impressed by the ease of use and the significant difference in accuracy once we upgraded our system from our previous speech recognition provider and began using M*Modal Fluency Direct,” said Robert Haley, CIO of the Collom & Carney Clinic Association, in a presser linked here.

Oct 1, 2012 11:12 AM