Retired MLBer auctioning Franklin home

12,000-square-foot house will go on the block in April
Feb 28, 2014 12:26 PM

Cool Springs getting Indian, juice joints

Two more food options are coming to Cool Springs in the shape of Indian eatery Bawarchi Biryani Point and Jamba Juice.

The Bawarchi location will be the first in Tennessee for a Texas-based company with national aspirations. The concept aims to bring fast-food Indian appetizers and rice pilafs and will have room for about 70 diners on Bakers Bridge Avenue just east of Interstate 65. Owners Kris Alapati, Kishore Tummala and Naga Pasumarthi say they want to have Bawarchi be a place “where buddies can hang out for a couple of quick beers, have some Indian appetizers, and still carry out food for the family.”

Less than three miles south, franchisee Fruitful Living will this spring open its second area store to go with its Elliston Place spot. Managing Owner Sam Whittier says heading to Franklin was "the next logical step" for his team, which has settled on space in the Spring Creek retail center adjacent to the Drury Plaza Hotel on McEwen Drive.

Feb 27, 2014 7:11 AM

Home2 Suites eyes Cool Springs site

Kevin Walters reports that Franklin planning commissioners will vote this week on a proposal by Home2 Suites to build a six-story, 62,000-square-foot extended-stay hotel in Cool Springs. Home2 Suites' plans call for the project to include 105 rooms and a green roof and rise next to the Internal Revenue Service building on International Drive.

Feb 26, 2014 9:53 AM

Sears eyes Hometown Store for Williamson County

Though Sears officials are closing their conventional department store at CoolSprings Galleria later this year, the company wants to maintain a Williamson County presence.

Franklin Home Page is reporting the company is looking at opening a Sears Hometown Store in the county but needs a local owner/operator.

Sears has about 12,000 Hometown Stores nationwide. The stores focus on durable goods (appliances, electronics, tools, lawn/garden equipment, etc.) found in comprehensive Sears stores. In Middle Tennessee, both Dickson and Columbia have a Sears Hometown Store.

Read more here.

Feb 26, 2014 7:15 AM

Newk's targets expansion within area market

Company franchisee MTN Hospitality wants nine restaurants by 2019
Feb 25, 2014 7:00 AM

Guitars and land deals: Long-delayed Williamson development lands in court

Musician claims Franklin real estate agent defrauded him, damaged musical instruments
Feb 25, 2014 6:00 AM

Headline Homes: January 2014

Among the buyers and sellers: a former Paramount chairman, an ex-Music City Center official, a Preds owner, and more...
Feb 20, 2014 11:30 AM

New CEO for Battle of Franklin Trust

The Battle of Franklin Trust has tapped longtime employee Eric Jacobson to be its CEO. Previously the Trust’s COO, Jacobson has been with the organization since 2006. He oversees operations of The Carter House and Carnton Plantation and is the author of three books, For Cause & For Country, The McGavock Confederate Cemetery and Baptism of Fire.

“This was a unanimous decision from the board,” said Marianne Schroer, the Trust's board chairman. “Eric’s guiding hand has led the Trust to record attendance and national recognition. He is truly a visionary and we look forward to continued growth in our charitable and educational missions.”

Feb 17, 2014 7:14 AM

Chocolate store headed for Franklin's Main Street

Downtown Franklin is getting a Kilwins Chocolates store at some point this year. Richel Albright at Franklin Homepage says the Michigan-based company will fill a prime Main Street spot occupied until late last year by a salon and day spa. Kilwins' only other Tennessee location is in Gatlinburg, but the company runs about 90 stores around the country.

Feb 12, 2014 12:48 PM

Another big Cool Springs mixed-use project may be in the cards

200-acre site could be home to retail, residential ... and sports training?
Feb 5, 2014 1:54 PM