New retailers coming to CoolSprings Galleria and more top Franklin, Brentwood news

CoolSprings Galleria is located at 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
CoolSprings Galleria is located at 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

CoolSprings Galleria is located at 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read this week's top stories from Franklin and Brentwood.

Franklin

See which 4 retailers are now open or coming soon at the CoolSprings Galleria

A number of retailers have opened at the CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin in recent weeks.

Holiday Magic on Main to kick off Nov. 27 in Franklin



In partnership with the city of Franklin and Visit Franklin, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County and the Downtown Franklin Association announced Nov. 11 that Holiday Magic on Main will kick off the holiday season with new events in downtown Franklin.

Body Sugar Boutique coming soon to Mayfield Drive in Franklin

Body Sugar Boutique is slated to open in mid-November at 330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. 202, Franklin.

Brentwood

New ALDI location now open in Brentwood

A new ALDI location opened in Brentwood at 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood, on Nov. 12.

Statewide

Vanderbilt data shows Tennessee counties with mask mandates have lower COVID-19 death rates

New data released Nov. 10 from Vanderbilt University Medical Center shows counties inn Tennessee with mask mandates have lower coronavirus-related death rates than counties without mask mandates.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.






MOST RECENT

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Real ID deadline extended to 2023; Brentwood debuts new police HQ and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

Williamson County Schools will not require face masks for summer programs. (Screenshot via wcs.org)
Williamson County Schools to make masks optional for summer programs; officials optimistic masks will not be needed this fall

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district does not anticipate masks will be required this fall if trends continue and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to lessen restrictions. 

masks
CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

The city of Brentwood will host a vaccine pop-up event May 22. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
Brentwood to host vaccine pop-up event for residents age 12 and older

The Tennessee Department of Health will be administering the Pfizer vaccine, which has been approved for those age 12 and older.

Masks will be optional during summer programming at Franklin Special School District. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Franklin Special School District to make masks optional for summer programming; discuss options for next school year

As of June 1, face masks will no longer be mandatory for students and staff attending summer programs.

Officials are urging residents not to hoard gas during a regional shortage. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Officials caution against gas hoarding amid outages in Middle Tennessee, plus resources on where to find fuel

According to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, drivers should only take what they need, so as not to cause more outages. 

The company is expected to move 160 employees to the area over the next 2-3 years. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Radio network nonprofit Educational Media Foundation to relocate headquarters to Cool Springs

The organization operates KLOVE, a Christian radio station, as well as podcasts and Air1.

The city of Franklin approved a resolution May 11 to rename two street portions after Black leaders. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin renames two street portions after Black leaders

The streets will be named for Martin Luther King Jr. and ANC Williams, the first Black business owner in Franklin.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

Mayor Rhea Little was appointed for another two years as mayor during the May 10 meeting. (Screenshot via brentwoodtn.gov)
Brentwood swears in 3 commissioners, reappoints Mayor Rhea Little

Rhea Little will serve another two years as mayor.

The city of Brentwood's Summer Concert Series will kick off June 6. (Courtesy city of Bretnwood)
Brentwood announces return of Summer Concert Series in Crockett Park

The series, which was canceled in 2020, will kick off June 6.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.