Though many stories Community Impact Newspaper reported on this year involved the coronavirus pandemic, other news was happening, too. Here are the top five non-COVID-19-related stories from 2020 in Franklin and Brentwood.
BurgerFi, Zara and more shops coming soon to The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville
From clothing stores to a fast-casual burger restaurant, here are five businesses slated to open inside the mall in 2020.
Metro Nashville Council approves FY 2020-21 budget, including 34% property tax
Metro Council voted 32-8 to approve a budget sponsored by Council Member Bob Mendes, the budget and finance chair. The budget, which goes into effect July 1, includes a 34% property tax rate increase, or $1.066 per $100 of assessed value.
Franklin announces 2020 Christmas events
In lieu of the holiday events traditionally held each year, the city of Franklin announced Oct. 1 a schedule of new, socially distanced holiday events for December.
Restoration Hardware opens RH Outlet in Brentwood
Restoration Hardware held a grand opening for RH Outlet on Dec. 16 at 1626 Galleria Blvd., Brentwood, according to a company spokesperson.
See photos from the June 4 Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Nashville
Chants of "No justice, no peace," "Hands up, don't shoot," and "Say his name, George Floyd," could be heard on the streets of Nashville June 4 as thousands of protesters gathered downtown to march to City Hall as part of the Nashville Black Lives Matter Youth Lead Rally.
Dylan Aycock, Wendy Sturges and Alex Hosey contributed to this report.