UPDATED: Williamson County businesses close, alter services amid coronavirus concerns

Restaurants and businesses in Williamson County have begun altering services due to coronavirus concerns. (Courtesy A. Marshall Hospitality)
Restaurants and businesses in Williamson County have begun altering services due to coronavirus concerns. (Courtesy A. Marshall Hospitality)

Restaurants and businesses in Williamson County have begun altering services due to coronavirus concerns. (Courtesy A. Marshall Hospitality)

Updated 3:30 p.m. March 20

Following a city order on March 15 to close all bars in Davidson County and have restaurants limit their seating capacities to 50%, several restaurants and shops in Williamson County have also reacted to the coronavirus by adjusting their business operations.

While some restaurants are offering curbside service, limiting hours and distancing in-house seating, others, like the Red Pony in downtown Franklin, have temporarily closed.

“We’ve decided to temporarily close our doors to the public so that we can take a deep breath and assess our options moving forward,” officials with The McConnel Hospitality Group, the group in charge of the Red Pony, said in a social media post. “We love you, Middle TN. You’ve always championed our group and you show up. We hope that when the dust settles you’ll come back and support our staff and tip them well.”

These are some of the businesses in the Franklin and Brentwood area that have altered their services or closed.

Know of a business we missed? Readers and business owners can send updates to frbnews@communityimpact.com.


Tiffs Treats’ new Franklin location will offer curbside service and delivery options.

tiny little donuts has temporarily closed both of its locations.

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant in Franklin is only offering take-out only, along with to-go packs intended to feed 4-6 people for $49. Puckett's is open from Wed.-Sun. from 8-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.

Scout's Pub will only accept take-out orders Wed.-Sat. from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.

The Coffee House at Second & Bridge has closed as of March 18.

McCreary’s Irish Pub & Eatery’s dining room is still open as of March 17, and the restaurant is offering to-go order options with added gratuity to support its staff. Live music scheduled for March 17 and the pub’s St. Patrick’s Day plans have been postponed.

Gray’s on Main is still open but is offering to-go options and spacing out its table and bar seating to increase social distancing while increasing cleaning and sanitation and offering hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes at the door.

Red Pony has temporarily closed through March 21.

55 South has temporarily closed through March 21.

Triple Crown Bakery is open, but all orders are to-go only with only one customer allowed inside the store at a time to promote social distancing.

Sugar Drop is open and offering curbside pick-up and online ordering.

Americana Taphouse is temporarily closed.

Herban Market is still open and will offer curbside service options for customers.

Mojo’s Tacos will remain open and adjust its seating to 50% capacity and its hours to 10:30a.m.-8 p.m., while offering online order options with pickup at its bar, according to a March 17 post on social media. The Mojo's Tacos food truck will also be operational and will accept credit cards only with lines of up to three people at a time.

Frothy Monkey locations are still open, but the business is encouraging to-go orders.

The Country Boy in Leiper's Fork has adjusted its hours and offers take-out and limited delivery options.

Sopapillas is encouraging customers to take advantage of its take-out, to-go and curbside pickup options.

Mellow Mushroom in downtown Franklin is offering free delivery through March 29.

Franklin Mercantile has adjusted its hours and seating and is offering to-go, pickup and delivery options.

Oscar's Taco Shop is offering to-go and curbside pickup options.

Franklin Juice Company is delivering and offering curbside pickup.

The Grilled Cheeserie in Franklin is offering to-go and curbside pickup options.

The Mill Creek Taproom in Nolensville has limited orders to take-out only.

Zoe's Kitchen in Franklin has limited orders to take-out only.

1799 at the Harpeth is offering take-out options.

Bishop's is only taking take-out orders and is offering free delivery until March 31.

Martin's BBQ in Nolensville is limiting orders to take-out and delivery only.

McGavock's Coffee and Provisions is offering take-out and curbside delivery options.

Merridee's Breadbasket is offering take-out and pickup services behind its store.

Barbara's Home Cookin' is offering curbside delivery.

Blaze Pizza in Brentwood is offering free delivery and no-contact pickup options.

Judge Bean's BBQ is closed until April 2.

Soy Bistro is limiting its services to take-out, delivery and catering only.

Tropical Smoothie in Franklin is limited to take-out only.

Noodles & Company is limited to take-out only.

Southern Hospitality Diner in Nolensville is offering to-go, take-out, delivery and curbside pickup options.

Honey Baked Ham in Franklin is limiting orders to take-out only.

Franklin Burger Company is limiting orders to delivery only.

1892 in Leiper's Fork is offering to-go options.

Sip-N-Scoop in College Grove is open.

Ruby Sunshine in downtown Franklin has adjusted its hours and is offering pickup and delivery options.

Tupelo Honey has limited its services to delivery and to-go orders only.

Whit's Frozen Custard is limited to drive-through orders only.

Zolo's Italian is open.

The Corner Pub in Brentwood is offering 20% off curbside pickup orders.

Jim and Nick's in Franklin is closed.

The Cork & Cow in Franklin is closed until March 21.

Kimbro's Legendary Pickn' Parlor is closed until further notice.

Miso in Franklin is closed until further notice.

The Juice Bar in Franklin is offering curbside pickup and delivery options.

A. Marshall Hospitality announced it will donate 20$ of gift card sales to a staff relief fund for its employees that have been temporarily laid-off due to the effects of the coronavirus.


Copper Penny will close after March 17, but customers can still shop through the business’s Instagram and Facebook.

Landmark Booksellers is still open by appointment only and will also offer delivery and curbside pick-up options.

Sew What Gifts is still open and offering orders over the phone and curbside pick-up.

Franklin Family Pharmacy has temporarily limited its business to drive-through pickup and online shopping.

Bound Booksellers will close for the rest of March, with delivery options available for those in the Westhaven community.

White’s Mercantile is open, according to the store’s Instagram account. White’s Mercantile will be offering free shipping and delivery options. The store is also curating various themed “quarantine boxes.”

AR Workshop is offering DIY craft kits at select locations in Williamson County.

Gabberdunes Hemp of Franklin is offering curbside pickup and free shipping for online orders.


Kate & Lulu's Kitchen opened in early October in Westhaven. (Community Impact Staff)
Kate and Lulu's Kitchen closes in Westhaven

The eatery had been open since October.

Waldo's Chicken & Beer will open in the former location of Captain D's on New Hwy. 96 West. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Waldo's Chicken & Beer coming to Franklin; county pools, splash pads to open May 1 and more top area news

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

Duck Donuts will open in Brentwood on April 18. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Get a sneak peek inside the new Duck Donuts in Brentwood

Duck Donuts offers freshly made doughnuts with signature flavors such as s'mores, Maple Bacon, Peanut Butter Paradise and Sunrise Lemon icing with raspberry drizzle. Customers can also create customized doughnuts and watch them be made to order. 

Williamson County Schools is planning for a number of new campuses and improvements over the next few years.
Williamson County to invest $35M in schools, facilities improvements

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said that while many districts have seen numbers drop due to the coronavirus pandemic, he expects enrollment will rise again, which means new campuses will still be needed in the future.

Local historians, members of the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County, and community leaders gathered April 14 to sign contracts signaling their intent to purchase and restore the Merrill-Williams home in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
African American Heritage Society working to save historic home in downtown Franklin, launching fundraising campaign

A campaign is underway to save a 140-year old home in a historically-Black neighborhood in Franklin.

The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will return Sept. 24-26. (Courtesy Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival)
Franklin approves event permits for Pilgrimage Festival, Bourbon and Bubbles

Mark your calendars: Festivals are coming back to Franklin.

The city of Brentwood is asking residents what they would like to see included in the future inclusive playground at Granny White Park. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood seeking resident feedback for Granny White Park inclusive playground

The city of Brentwood is asking residents what they would like to see included in the future inclusive playground.

The Black Business Coalition is served by four co-chairs: Robert Blair, owner of a local media company and chair of the Franklin Special School District board of education; Tara Blue, executive director of the Community Child Care Center in Franklin and board member of Williamson Inc.; Jemond Daughtry, co-owner of The Good Food Group; and Jeffery McGruder, chief relationship officer with Citizens Banking & Trust Company.
New Black Business Coalition aims to support Black business owners in Williamson County

" I wanted to make sure this was something that when the tide floated in or floated out, they would still be there. We were looking at something that was long-term, not something that was temporary, just because of the climate in our country or in our city."—Robert Blair, co-chair of the Black Business Coalition

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tennessee, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Tennessee health officials announced April 13 they do not anticipate that the pause will affect vaccine efforts statewide.

Pool and splash park facilities will open May 1, according to the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department. (Courtesy Williamson County Parks and Recreation)
Williamson County outdoor pools and splash parks to open May 1

Weekend hours for indoor facilities will also be extended on weekends.

Coaltown Pizza & Public House opened in early April in Westhaven. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Coaltown Pizza & Public House now open in Westhaven

The eatery, which will be in a soft opening phase through April 18, offers signature pizzas such as Buffalo chicken, margherita pizza and smashed potato pizza, made with garlic ricotta sauce, bacon, cheese and smashed potatoes.

Hattie Jane's Creamery is now open in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hattie Jane's Creamery now open in Franklin

The ice cream shop offers signature flavors, such as Nana Puddin', Toasted Coconut Minty Chip and Chocoholic, as well as seasonal flavors, such as Blood Orange Mimosa and Strawberry Jam.