Trader Joe's opens in Cool Springs; Chuy's now serving Brentwood and more area business news from August

Trader Joe's is now open in Cool Springs. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Trader Joe's is now open in Cool Springs. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Trader Joe's is now open in Cool Springs. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read about businesses now open or coming soon from Community Impact Newspaper’s August coverage in Franklin and Brentwood.


Trader Joe's now open in Cool Springs

The grocery store offers specialty snacks, produce, meats, cheeses, frozen items, flowers, pantry items and personal care items.

Skoah Facials to open new location at Harpeth Square in Franklin

The studio, which also operates locations in Canada, Massachusetts and Texas, offers customized facials and plant-based skin care products, such as toners, serums, masks and creams.

Serrato's Steakhouse coming soon to Franklin

The eatery will offer hand-cut Prime steaks, seafood and salads as well as signature cocktails and a wine list.

Blood Assurance opens donation center in Cool Springs

Blood Assurance, a nonprofit provider of blood products to area hospitals, including Williamson Medical Center, opened the county's first brick-and-mortar donation center Aug. 13.

Burlington Coat Factory to open new location in Cool Springs

The shop, which offers clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children, is slated to open in October, according to the company's website.

New Starbucks location now open in Franklin

The location is the fifth to open in the Franklin area, according to the company's website.


F8 Well Centers now open in Brentwood

Founded by Dr. Benjamin Galyardt, the center uses the Galyardt Method to offer individualized and comprehensive care promoting optimal health and increased well-being, according to the F8 Well Centers of Nashville Facebook page.

Chuy's now open in Brentwood

The Tex-Mex eatery that originated in Austin has five Nashville metro-area locations with the opening of the Brentwood restaurant.

Spark: An Art Studio to celebrate one year of business in Brentwood

The make-your-own art studio, owned by siblings Lynn Harnen and RJ Chesna, is located in Hill Center Brentwood at 213 Franklin Road, Ste. 110, Brentwood, and features glass, tile pieces and other materials for guests to make their own mosaics.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.


Lush will open a store in Franklin on Oct. 1. (Courtesy Lush USA)
Lush to open new location in CoolSprings Galleria

The shop offers skin care; scents; gifts; and its signature bath products, such as bath bombs, bubble bars and body scrubs.

Hill Center Brentwood marked the completion of Phase 2 on Sept. 22. (Courtesy H.G. Hill Co., Gray Public Relations)
Phase 2 now complete in Hill Center Brentwood

The mixed-use center marked the completion of Phase 2 with the opening of the new AC Hotel Brentwood.

Williamson County school districts have approved extending mask mandates through January 2022. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County school districts extend mask mandate through January 2022

Both Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District have extended their mask mandates for students and staff.

City and county officials are hoping to see higher turnout in this year's Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen election Oct. 26. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Officials working to boost voter turnout in Franklin alderperson election

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The city of Franklin will host a series of meetings this week regarding the city's Urban Growth Boundary. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin to host community meetings on urban growth boundaries

The Franklin Urban Growth Boundary, more commonly known as the UGB, determines areas around the city that may be annexed in the future as the population grows.

The Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed the Brownland Farms development during its Sept. 14 meeting. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin business updates, Brownland Farms development updates and more top news from the Nashville area

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Nashville area.

The Williamson County Schools Board of Education met for a work session Sept. 16. (Screenshot via
Williamson County Schools likely to recommend extension of mask requirements in schools

According to Superintendent Jason Golden, staff is likely to recommend approving a mask mandate extension, citing a decline in cases since the mandates were approved.

Serrato's Steakhouse is slated to open soon in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
See 5 businesses coming to Franklin; Bakehouse Wine & Spirits now open and more area news

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Owners Eric and Felour Shanklin opened the eatery in 2014. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pasta & Cream features fresh ingredients, unique recipes

Owners Eric and Felour Shanklin drew inspiration from their family for the menu when naming dishes—diners will find dishes like the Ivan ala Vodka and the Priscilla, each named for the couple’s children.

Wine & Design Franklin offers instructor-led painting session, including themes such as "Harry Potter." (Photos courtesy Wine & Design Franklin)
Wine & Design Franklin serves as creative space for parties, events

In addition to being able to choose from more than 6,000 different painting options, the studio also offers classes for themed paintings like fall landscapes or even Paint Your Pet classes.