Retail, 1,500-plus residences, hotel planned for Franklin's Berry Farms development plus more Nashville-area news

The third phase of Berry Farms, Chadwell, would include a mixed-use center with retail, office space and residences. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The third phase of Berry Farms, Chadwell, would include a mixed-use center with retail, office space and residences. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The third phase of Berry Farms, Chadwell, would include a mixed-use center with retail, office space and residences. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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Hotel, retail, 1,500-plus residences proposed for next phase of Berry Farms development in Franklin

A new proposal for the Berry Farms development in South Franklin could add more than 1.5 million square feet of office and retail buildings and more than 1,500 new residences to the area.

Mere Bulles looks to make food, atmosphere more accessible in Brentwood

Mere Bulles, located in the historic Maryland Manor in Brentwood, began as a Southern restaurant in downtown Nashville in 1985—before Broadway was filled with the neon lights of honky tonks and bars that can be seen today.



Williamson County mayor extends mask mandate to Aug. 29

Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson has renewed the county-wide mandate requiring citizens to wear masks or cloth face coverings in public to last until at least Aug. 29.

United Way to support Imagination Library of Williamson County

United Way of Greater Nashville announced July 28 plans to use a $25,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to support the Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee in Williamson County in partnership with The Dollywood Foundation.

The program will provide one book a month to over 2,000 children in the area ages 0-5 for a year at no cost to their families.

Metro Nashville's ban on 'transpotainment' vehicles now in effect

Following an amended order signed July 30 by Metro Public Health Director Dr. Michael Caldwell, all "transpotainment" vehicles in the city, such as party buses and pedal pubs, are barred from operating from July 31 through at least Aug. 16.

Wendy Sturges and Alex Hosey contributed to this report.





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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille will open Feb. 18 in Franklin. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille will open Franklin location Feb. 18

Perry's offers Prime-aged steaks, seafood and its signature entree, Perry's Famous Pork Chop, a in-house-butchered pork chop measuring seven fingers high, which is carved tableside.

Mother and daughter Melanie Johnson and Nikki Reeves took over ownership of the space in December from the previous owners, another mother-daughter team who had run the shop since its opening in 2016. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mother-daughter duo takes over Westhaven space at Sanctuary South

Located in the heart of Front Street, Sanctuary South has become a mainstay of the Westhaven community—it is within walking distance of the neighborhood’s residential streets. Now, as new owners take control, the shop is undergoing some changes while staying true to its roots.

The second round of the Paycheck Protection Program launched Jan. 13. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Q&A: What to know about round two of the Paycheck Protection Program

Did you know that food and accommodation business can qualify for 40% more funding in a PPP loan? Find more about the second round of the program below.

Rep. Glen Casada has been placed on administrative leave according to a Jan. 8 announcement from House Speaker Cameron Sexton. (Courtesy Tennessee General Assembly)
Rep. Glen Casada on leave after federal search of office and more Nashville-area news

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Nashville area.

The new bank location will open in February. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Volunteer Bank to open location in Cool Springs

The new location will open soon along Carothers Parkway.

Tennessee is working to vaccinate vulnerable populations, including those age 75 and older. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tennessee moves to vaccinate in long-term care facilities as COVID-19 cases climb

Beginning Jan. 13, the state—through a partnership with Walgreens and CVS—will begin vaccinating residents and staff in assisted care facilities and homes for the aged. 

Culaccino Italian Restaurant + Bar opened in early January in downtown Franklin. (Courtesy Culaccino Italian Restaurant + Bar, Victoria Rosa)
Culaccino Italian Restaurant + Bar now open in Franklin

The new eatery is now open in Harpeth Square in downtown Franklin.

The Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen is scheduled to meet next on Jan. 26. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin BOMA expected to appoint former mayor John Schroer to fill vacant seat through 2021

The city of Franklin will add the seat—held by Alderperson Pearl Bransford until her death in November—to the ballot for its next election in October.

Many areas of Williamson County saw snowfall Jan. 11. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County cancels COVID-19 testing, vaccine appointments for Jan. 11 due to inclement weather

Testings and vaccinations at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center have been canceled for Jan. 11.

A new development has been proposed for land near Old Charlotte Pike, a historic corridor. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin begins planning for future West Harpeth Area

The city will move forward with plans for land in the West Harpeth area later this year, including land near the historic Gentry Farm.

Glen Casada
Former state House speaker, Franklin-area Rep. Glen Casada, placed on administrative leave following federal search

In a Jan. 8 press conference, House Seaker Cameron Sexton said he could comment on why the offices were searched or the subject of the investigation. No indictments or arrests have been made.

Statewide, more than 120,000 vaccines have been distributed to date. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
Williamson County distributes vaccines and more top Nashville-area news

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