MAY 20 ROUNDUP: Latest news from the Nashville area

Students will report to their new schools in August, according to the consolidation plan approved May 19. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Students will report to their new schools in August, according to the consolidation plan approved May 19. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Students will report to their new schools in August, according to the consolidation plan approved May 19. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Metro Nashville Public Schools approves plan to consolidate schools in Pearl-Cohn Whites Creek clusters

The Metro Nashville Public Schools board unanimously approved a proposal at a specially called meeting May 19 to close four schools as part of a consolidation plan in the district’s Whites Creek and Pearl-Cohn clusters, both located north of Southwest Nashville.

Franklin Special School District approves reduction in teaching positions

In a virtual meeting May 11, the Franklin Special School District board of education voted unanimously to reduce three positions ahead of the 2020-21 school year.

Mayor John Cooper issues order requiring employees visitors to wear masks in city buildings

Mayor John Cooper issued Executive Order No. 7 on May 18 requiring all employees and visitors to wear a mask or face covering inside any building owned or operated by Metro Nashville.

Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint opens second Nashville location in Edgehill

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, a chain offering burgers, craft beer and more, opened March 6 in Edgehill at 1201 Villa Place, Ste. 102, Nashville.

Williamson County Schools planning three scenarios for return in fall 2020

In a Williamson County Schools board meeting May 18, Superintendent Jason Golden said the school district was planning for three different scenarios when looking at when schools reopen this fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin canceled

The 2020 Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival, originally slated for Sept. 26-27 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin has been canceled, according to event organizers.

Pier 1 Imports to close all locations including one in Franklin

All locations of Pier 1 Imports, including the one located at 1761 Galleria Blvd., Franklin, will close permanently after the company sells off its remaining inventory starting on an unknown date.

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


Espaces, a Franklin-based flexible meeting and office space firm, will nearly double its footprint next year with an expansion at 99 East Main Street. (Courtesy Espaces)
Franklin-based Espaces to expand next spring in downtown

Espaces, Franklin’s flexible meeting and office space, will take over the second level of a building at 99 E. Main St. next spring.

The Franklin Christmas tree will be lit on the night of Dec. 3 and remain lit through the month of December. This is a photo of the 2020 tree lighting. (Lindsay Scott/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin, Brentwood to host tree lighting events, plus more holiday events to attend in December, January

Franklin and Brentwood will hold their tree lighting ceremonies on Dec. 3 and Dec. 6, respectively.

The Bone and Joint and Institute of Tennessee is opening a new Brentwood clinic on Dec. 6. (Courtesy Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee)
Bone and Joint Institute clinic to open in Brentwood

The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee is opening a clinic in Brentwood offering on-site treatment and therapy to recover from joint pain, bone fractures and other orthopedic issues.

A photo of open space behind a stone wall off Old Smyrna Road.  On Nov. 22, the Brentwood City Commission approved a new zoning district allowing single family homes to be built on two acre lots as long as an overall density of one unit per three acres was maintained.
Brentwood votes for new zoning district for Old Smyrna Road

Brentwood updated its zoning district for Old Smyrna Road to preserve open space in developments.

Locally owned women's clothing boutique Jondie will move in February to 407 Main St. in Franklin after the end of its lease. (Martin Cassidy/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jondie boutique to move into new space in Franklin as lease ends

A locally owned Franklin boutique is looking for new downtown location.

The new extension of the Mack C. Hatcher Parkway opened Nov. 29. (Lacy Klasel/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Mack C. Hatcher Parkway extension opens to traffic

The roadway had been under construction since 2019.

Gutterglove Inc. announced Nov. 29 it will be moving its headquarters to Franklin. The image above was provided by the company, which manufactures stainless steel gutter guards. Last year the company spent $5.4 million to build a factory in Rutherford County.
Gutterglove Inc. to move headquarters to Franklin in January

Gutterglove Inc. announced Nov. 29 it will move its corporate headquarters to Franklin from Roseville, California.

The Franklin and Brentwood areas have a number of local businesses to support and shop this holiday season. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
SHOP SMALL: Local businesses in Franklin, Brentwood to support this holiday season

Check out our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide to help check everyone off your shopping list.

Waldo's Chicken & Beer will open in the former location of Captain D's on New Hwy. 96 West. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
IMPACT ROUNDUP: Barrels & Brews comes to Franklin, and other business and dining news from November

Here is a recap of November’s business openings in the Franklin and Brentwood area.

Boundary map of annexation
Franklin leaders vote to expand boundary for development near Clovercroft Road

Franklin leaders voted Nov. 23 to add a sprawl of nearly 300 acres into Franklin’s city limits and rezone it

Chase opened a new bank branch in Franklin on Nov. 3.
Chase Bank now open in Cool Springs in Franklin

A new Chase Bank branch is now open in Cool Springs in Franklin.