Headline Homes: February 2014

Among the buyers and sellers: The new owner of the 'Juliette Barnes home,' James Franklin, an Emdeon VP, and more...
Mar 20, 2014 7:00 AM

Franklin festival to focus on craft beer

The Factory at Franklin is slated to host the inaugural Franklin Craft Beer Festival on Thursday, July 31. Organizer Matt Lowney wants to offer up to 30 micro-brewed beers at the event and hopes to draw between 400 and 500 attendees. Read more here.



Mar 13, 2014 12:17 PM

Another record sales year for Galleria

Retailers in the CoolSprings Galleria rang up sales of $464 per square foot in 2013, which broke a record the mall set the year before. The 1.1 million-square-foot property ended the year fully leased for the fourth straight time but it's worth noting that growth has slowed: The $464 number was up just 1.1 percent from 2012. (On a CBL-wide basis, sales per square foot climbed 0.6 percent to $356.) That might help explain the flurry of activity since last summer from owner CBL & Associates, which has bought the former Sears store and secured both an American Girl store and a Belk expansion.

Mar 12, 2014 10:52 AM

Vintage guitar dealer to move to Franklin

Vintage, rare and high-end guitar dealer Music City Pickers will move in mid-April from 740 Cowan St. near downtown Nashville to 128 Holiday Court in Franklin. Read the details here.

Mar 11, 2014 12:20 PM

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