Panda Express opens in Franklin and more local news

Panda Express is known for its American-style Chinese cuisine, including its orange chicken. (Courtesy Panda Express)
Panda Express is known for its American-style Chinese cuisine, including its orange chicken. (Courtesy Panda Express)

Panda Express is known for its American-style Chinese cuisine, including its orange chicken. (Courtesy Panda Express)

Read the latest business and community news from Franklin.

Panda Express now open in Berry Farms

Panda Express opened earlier this summer at 2430 Goose Creek Bypass, Franklin. The fast-casual eatery is known for its orange chicken as well as its beef and shrimp entrees.

CoreLife Eatery coming soon to Cool Springs

CoreLife Eatery will open at 401B Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 220, Franklin, at the former site of Pie Five Pizza.



The restaurant will offer salads, grain bowls, soups made with bone broth, rice bowls, tacos and protein-focused entrees.

Lenders Title Co. opens new office in Franklin

Lenders Title Co. held a grand opening celebration Sept. 1 for its newest office location at 149 First Ave. N., Franklin, at Harpeth Square.

The company offers title insurance and closing services for homebuyers and sellers as well as title searches, endorsements and title reports.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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