MAY 18 ROUNDUP: News from the Nashville area

Governor Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee, as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Governor Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee, as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Governor Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee, as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Governor’s economic recovery group to lift capacity restrictions on retail dining businesses

Governor Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee, as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions beginning May 22.

Coronavirus cases in Tennessee up by 100 in past 24 hours

Coronavirus cases across the state of Tennessee have risen to 17,388 as of May 17, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health. This marks an increase of 100 new cases reported since the update May 16.



Nashville Farmers Market reopens outdoor facilities

The Nashville Farmers Market has moved from its weekly drive-thru service to reopening some areas of its facility May 15 as part of Phase 1 of Mayor John Cooper’s plan to reopen businesses.

While some vendors at the market will remain closed until further notice, Executive Director Tasha Kennard said the market has been working to create no-contact shopping for customers and vendors and to create guidelines for social distancing.

Cheekwood to reopen to the public May 22 on 60th anniversary

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens will reopen May 22, two months after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release. The reopening coincides with the 60th anniversary of Cheekwood as a public institution.

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



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Officials and members of Legieza's family attended a ceremony June 18 to name a portion of Franklin Road in his honor. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood renames portion of Franklin Road in honor of fallen police officer

One year after his death, the city of Brentwood paid tribute to police officer Destin Legieza by renaming a portion of Franklin Road in his honor.

Community members and city officials held a ceremony for the new street names June 18. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin unveils two street names for Black leaders

Signs for ANC Williams Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue have been placed along the former 3rd Avenue extension near Bicentennial Park.

Developers have announced the next phase of mixed-use center McEwen Northside. (Courtesy McEwen Northside, Northwood Ravin)
Developers announce next phase of McEwen Northside; Juneteenth events on tap and more top news from Franklin, Brentwood

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

Juneteenth marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed at Galveston and reported that the Civil War was over and slavery had ended. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Juneteenth in Williamson County: Community groups to host events, place historic marker June 19

Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached enslaved people in Galveston, Texas.

The Puffy Muffin offers both savory and sweet breakfast options, including French Toast ($12) served with berries and bacon, sausage or ham. (Photos courtesy The Puffy Muffin)
The Puffy Muffin carries 35-year legacy, family recipes in Brentwood

Before The Puffy Muffin found its home inside a large bakery and dining room in Brentwood, it began in the kitchen of Lynda Stone, an avid at-home baker who enjoyed making sourdough bread for friends and family.

Each sauna uses infrared technology.(Courtesy Pure Sweat + Float Studio)
Pure Sweat + Float Studio brings infrared, floatation therapy to Williamson County

The studio offers saunas featuring full-spectrum infrared technology as well as individual floatation pools.

Penn Station East Coast Subs opened in early June. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Penn Station East Coast Subs now open in Franklin

This is the first Franklin location for the company.

Developers have announced the next phase of mixed-use center McEwen Northside. (Courtesy McEwen Northside, Northwood Ravin)
Developers announce next phase of McEwen Northside in Cool Springs

The next phase of McEwen Northside is expected to be complete in late 2022.

Onyx & Alabaster opened a coffee lounge in downtown Franklin in late May. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Onyx & Alabaster relocates shop, opens coffee lounge in Franklin

The design studio and home market also operates a coffee lounge in Franklin's Public Square.

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has announced multiple historic sites in need of preservation. (Courtesy The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County)
Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announces list of 6 historic sites at risk

The foundation has identified several sites in danger of development or deterioration.

Tours will take place throughout downtown Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin Walking Tours launches; deadline nears for Brentwood's best ash tree contest and more top area news

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