MAY 8 ROUNDUP: Nashville restaurants to open May 11 and other local news

Nashville businesses will be allowed to reopen at half capacity May 11. (Courtesy Jake Matthews/Visit Music City)
Nashville businesses will be allowed to reopen at half capacity May 11. (Courtesy Jake Matthews/Visit Music City)

Nashville businesses will be allowed to reopen at half capacity May 11. (Courtesy Jake Matthews/Visit Music City)

Read the latest updates from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Nashville area here.

Nashville businesses restaurants to open at partial capacity May 11

After 53 days of being closed down, restaurants, retail stores and commercial businesses in Nashville will be allowed to open a half capacity on May 11, Mayor John Cooper announced on May 11.

East Works District update provides vision improvements for Cool Springs area

An update for East Works District, a large development project planned for the Cool Springs area, was presented at a virtual neighborhood meeting for Franklin residents on May 5.



The project, set to be developed in a 50-acre lot between Carothers Parkway, I-65 and Cool Springs Boulevard, is proposed as mixed-use with commercial, multi-family residential, single-family residential, hotel and office buildings across the property.

Tennessee Suicide Prevention network to offer free training to Franklin residents

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network will partner with nonprofit Franklin Tomorrow and Find Hope Franklin, a mental health initiative formed by Mayor Ken Moore, to provide free Question, Persuade, Respond (QPR) training to Franklin residents on May 13 and 20.

Dylan Aycock and Alex Hosey contributed to this report.





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Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County will allow mask mandate to expire Feb. 27

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.

See daily COVID-19 data updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Active COVID-19 cases in Williamson County have dropped by more than 50% since start of February

The county has not seen case numbers at that level since October, before a surge in new cases around the holiday season, according to Tennessee Department of Health data.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille opened its first Tennessee location Feb. 25 in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille now open in Cool Springs

This is the first Tennessee location for the company. 

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
CONFIRMED: Trader Joe's plans for Cool Springs location 'sometime this year'

An official with Trader Joe's said the company is in the very early process of opening a store in Cool Springs.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Franklin approves application for Trader Joe's in Cool Springs

Franklin is one step closer to having its first Trader Joe's location following approval from the city to sell wine in the area.

The city of Brentwood approved a $249,419 contract for final design services for Fire Station No. 5 during its Feb. 22 meeting. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood approves contract for new fire station

Plans are moving forward for a new fire station on Split Log Road.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Trader Joe's in Cool Springs? Grocer files application to do business in Franklin

The specialty grocery store has filed paperwork to sell wine at a location on Cool Springs Boulevard.

The Merrystem in downtown Franklin offers custom floral arrangements using warm and cool tones.
The Merrystem in Franklin aims to bring small joys to 2021

While 2020 may not have been an ideal time to start a business, The Merrystem owner Lauren Bourgeois said there has never been a greater need for a shop that helps add comfort in times of hardship.

The faith-based nonprofit was founded in 2004. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Narrow Gate Trading Co. aims to provide guidance, purpose for young men

In seeking to aid young men who do not walk the traditional path of college or work after K-12 schooling, Bill and Stacy Spencer, founders and executive directors of Narrow Gate, created an organization that aims to instill a sense of purpose while providing job skills and training.

AR Workshop Franklin is offering a summer camp option in 2021. (Courtesy AR Workshop Franklin)
GUIDE: 13 summer camp options in Greater Nashville for 2021

Summer will be here before you know it, and several local camps have already announced 2021 dates.

The Tennessee Department of Health has administered more than 1 million vaccines to date. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tenn. to move to Phase 1B of vaccinations; Franklin seeks new City Hall and more popular Nashville-area news

Read popular news from the Franklin and Brentwood area from the past week.

General Manager Zach Kunde, left, and Executive General Manager John Long have been working over the past year to ensure diner safety while providing a family-friendly atmosphere. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mafiaoza's in Franklin prepares to welcome diners back

Located near The Factory at Franklin, Mafiaoza’s has long been centered around family—a concept that has more than one meaning for the spot, given its Capone-themed decor.