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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AR Workshop Franklin will open at a new location in late September. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
AR Workshop Franklin to reopen in new location

The do-it-yourself workshop offers classes and events where guests make signs, home decor and other crafts. 

Corner Pub will open a new location in Cool Springs. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Corner Pub coming soon to Cool Springs in former Franklin Abbey space

This will be the third Williamson County location for the company.

Franklin Bakehouse is now open in downtown Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin Bakehouse now open on Main Street

The eatery offers a selection of pastries, breads, snacks and grocery items as well as coffee and tea drinks.

Work is underway on a new trail on Hwy. 96 W. in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
5 road projects to know this month in Franklin, Brentwood

See which road projects are happening in your area.

2021 dates for the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival have been announced. (Courtesy Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival)
2021 dates for Pilgrimage Music Festival announced

A lineup for next year's event has not yet been announced. 

Lipscomb Elementary School was named a 2020 recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School Award. (Courtesy Williamson County Schools)
Lipscomb Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School

According to WCS, this year marks the 13th time a school in the district has received the award. 

Sugar Drop will move to a new location on Franklin Road. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sugar Drop to relocate to Franklin Road

The party and baking supply store offers a selection of decorations, sprinkles, baking pans and accessories as well as ready-made baked goods such as cakes and cookies. 

The site is near the Williamson County Ag Expo Center along Long Lane in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper
Ladd Park residents express concerns over proposed hockey complex near Long Lane in Franklin

Earlier this summer, plans were presented to the public for the new, 25.17-acre Long Lane Sports Complex, set to be located at Long Lane in Franklin.

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district will announce a schedule next week for parents to decide how they want their students to learn next semester. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Williamson County Schools to survey parents on learning preferences for next semester

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district will announce a schedule next week for parents to decide how they want their students to learn next semester.

Communication Director Carol Birdsong and Superintendent Jason Golden discussed the asynchronous pilot program during a livestream event Sept. 22. (Screenshot via YouTube)
Williamson County School testing asynchronous program to give teachers more planning, training time

District officials have said they may schedule more asynchronous days throughout the school year, depending on how the pilot program goes.

Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19 cases dip in Williamson County plus more local news

Read the latest news from Williamson County and Franklin Special School District.