Trader Joe's open in Cool Springs; Chuy's now serving Brentwood and more top area news

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

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.

US Department of Education opens investigation into Tennessee's opt-out mask policy

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights announced Aug. 30 it has opened investigations in five states, including Tennessee, that have issued prohibitions or blocks on local universal mask mandates.

Chuy's now open in Brentwood

With a menu featuring queso, nachos, fajitas, enchiladas and margaritas, Chuy’s offers dine-in, curbside to-go and delivery services.

Williamson County moving COVID-19 testing, vaccinations back to Ag Expo Center

Starting Sept. 7, officials with the Williamson County Health Department will move operations for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations back to the county Ag Expo Center.

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.

Wendy Sturges and Beth Marshall contributed to this report.


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

Early voting in the city of Franklin begins in less than 3 weeks, are you registered to vote?

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

Read the latest business and community news thus far in September from the Franklin area.

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.

Visit Franklin announced in September that tourism spending declined by more than 30% during 2020. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)
Williamson County sees drop in tourism for first time in 10 years

Tourism spending declined by more than 30% in 2020, according to Visit Franklin.

The boutique is now open in Franklin. (Courtesy CTGrace)
CTGrace now open in Franklin

The boutique is now open in downtown Franklin.