3 new stores fill Meridian Cool Springs' retail space; FrankTalks Jan. 10 panel moved to webinar and more top area news

Three new businesses have taken leases at Meridian Cool Springs, bringing the development's 70,000 square feet of retail up to full occupancy. (Courtesy Trent Wallace)
Three new businesses have taken leases at Meridian Cool Springs, bringing the development's 70,000 square feet of retail up to full occupancy. (Courtesy Trent Wallace)

Three new businesses have taken leases at Meridian Cool Springs, bringing the development's 70,000 square feet of retail up to full occupancy. (Courtesy Trent Wallace)

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

3 new stores top up Meridian Cool Springs' retail space

Meridian Cool Springs, a 60-acre mixed use development in Franklin, announced Jan. 4 it had fully leased all available retail space with the addition of five recent tenants, Boyle Investment Co. announced.

Friends of Franklin Parks launching fundraising for all-inclusive playground

Nonprofit Friends of Franklin Parks is spearheading an effort to get the community to pitch in to build a new, inclusive playground at the future Southeast Municipal Complex between Carothers Parkway and I-65.



In advance of wintry weather, Brentwood advises motorists to use caution

"For those who may be wondering how the city approaches the salting/plowing of roads, please know that we have enough manpower and equipment to tackle our primary and secondary roads," an announcement for the city of Brentwood said. "But beyond that, it's up to Mother Nature."

FrankTalks Jan. 10 panel 'New Year, What's Ahead?' moved to webinar

Franklin Tomorrow’s first monthly FrankTalks lecture “New Year, What’s Ahead?” has been moved to be an online webinar Jan. 10, the group has announced.

Martin Cassidy contributed to this report.