Restaurants to reopen and other Nashville-area news

Following Gov. Bill Lee’s April 24 announcement allowing restaurants to reopen with limited capacity in the majority of Tennessee counties, restaurants in Williamson County have begun to allow customers into their dining areas on April 27. (Courtesy A. Marshall Hospitality)
Following Gov. Bill Lee’s April 24 announcement allowing restaurants to reopen with limited capacity in the majority of Tennessee counties, restaurants in Williamson County have begun to allow customers into their dining areas on April 27. (Courtesy A. Marshall Hospitality)

Following Gov. Bill Lee’s April 24 announcement allowing restaurants to reopen with limited capacity in the majority of Tennessee counties, restaurants in Williamson County have begun to allow customers into their dining areas on April 27. (Courtesy A. Marshall Hospitality)

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Williamson County restaurants reopen following governor’s announcement

Following Gov. Bill Lee’s April 24 announcement allowing restaurants to reopen with limited capacity in the majority of Tennessee counties, restaurants in Williamson County have begun to allow customers into their dining areas on April 27.

Tennessee to allow some elective health care procedures to resume May 1

As the state begins reopening restaurants and retail stores this week, Gov. Bill Lee announced in a press conference April 27 the state will move toward its next step of reopening the state by allowing some health care services to resume this week.



City of Franklin revises state of emergency order, allows businesses to open

Mayor Ken Moore renewed and revised the state of emergency order for the city of Franklin April 24, allowing restaurants and retailers to open this week following the guidelines laid out by Gov. Bill Lee in his Tennessee Pledge plan announced last week.

As phased reopening begins in some cities, Frothy Monkey dining areas in Franklin, Nashville remain closed, will continue curbside pickup and delivery

Although Gov. Bill Lee announced plans to begin reopening restaurants and retailers throughout 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties beginning April 27, some restaurants have decided to not reopen at 50% capacity just yet.

Restaurant and coffee shop Frothy Monkey will keep its dining areas closed in Franklin and Nashville until the owners believe it is "safe for staff and guests to gather in them," according to an update on the company's website.

2020 Academy of Country Music Awards moving to Nashville in September

The Academy of Country Music Awards will move its annual awards show to Nashville in September for first time in the show’s 55-year history, according to an announcement by ACM CEO Damon Whiteside at Metro Nashville's coronavirus press briefing on April 27.

Alex Hosey, Wendy Sturges and Dylan Aycock contributed to this report.



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