Italian eatery North Italia opened July 21 at 4041 Aspen Grove Drive, Ste. 100, Franklin, in Cool Springs' McEwen Northside. The 7,250-square-foot restaurant offers handcrafted cuisine and cocktails, such as prosciutto pizza, handmade pastas and signature cocktails. North Italia offers lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and happy hour menus. The Franklin location also features a covered patio as well as bar-area seating. This is the second Tennessee location for the eatery, which also operates a location in Green Hills, according to the company. 615-771-6850. www.northitalia.com

Tamale Joe's, located at 2000 Mallory Lane, Ste. 310, Franklin, held a soft opening July 6. The fast-casual eatery offers Mexican fare, including its signature 100-year-old tamale recipe and house salsa. www.tamalejoes.com

Wilco Fusion Grill opened in mid-July at 9040 Carothers Parkway, Franklin, in the former location of Dushi Wrap Cafe. The eatery, located across from International Drive, offers a Latin American fusion menu featuring fajita bowls, empanadas, arepas, tacos and more. 615-472-1332. www.facebook.com/wilcofusiongrill

sēk Sauna Studio held a grand opening July 24 at 1201 Liberty Pike, Ste. 121, Franklin. The studio, pronounced “seek,” offers infrared sauna sessions as well as Celluma Light Therapy, which claims to help with acne, signs of aging and other skin issues, and Pressotherapy, which the company said can be used for detoxifying and lymphatic drainage. 615-614-3461. www.seksauna.com

TN Wellness Studio opened in July at 330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. 405, Franklin. The studio offers massage therapy, cupping, reiki and guided meditation to help clients relieve stress and pain. Appointments can be booked through the studio’s website. 219-863-6476. www.tnwellnessstudio.com


SafeSplash Swim School opened a new location at 1735 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 1023, Franklin, in late July. The school offers warm-water swimming lessons for children as young as 6 months old as well as for adults. Private lessons and groups classes are available; however, SafeSplash also offers customized lessons for individuals with developmental or physical disabilities. 615-326-9001. www.safesplash.com

Online retailer J. Lee Boutique opened a brick-and-mortar location July 24 at 108 Holiday Court, Ste. 101, Franklin. The shop, which also recently marked its one-year anniversary, offers a selection of women’s clothing in sizes small-3X as well as shoes, accessories and jewelry. www.jleeboutique.com

Schakolad Chocolate Factory opened in July near the CoolSprings Galleria at 1735 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 1037, Franklin. The chocolatier offers freshly made chocolates available in gift boxes for anniversaries, birthdays, teachers and for corporate gifts. 615-771-5077. www.schakolad.com