Franklin commission OKs new Aureum mixed-use plan; Burger Dandy now open and more top area news

A rendering shows the proposed garden promenade at the $700 million Aureum mixed-use project in Cool Springs, a joint venture of developers SouthStar LLC and Chartwell Hospitality LLC. (Courtesy SouthStar LLC/Chartwell Hospitality LLC)
A rendering shows the proposed garden promenade at the $700 million Aureum mixed-use project in Cool Springs, a joint venture of developers SouthStar LLC and Chartwell Hospitality LLC. (Courtesy SouthStar LLC/Chartwell Hospitality LLC)

A rendering shows the proposed garden promenade at the $700 million Aureum mixed-use project in Cool Springs, a joint venture of developers SouthStar LLC and Chartwell Hospitality LLC. (Courtesy SouthStar LLC/Chartwell Hospitality LLC)

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

Franklin Municipal Planning Commission OKs revamped Aureum mixed-use plan Jan. 27

The Franklin Municipal Planning Commission unanimously approved Jan. 27 an amended building plan for the $700 million mixed-use Aureum project in the Cool Springs hub of Franklin, clearing the way to break ground in the spring.

Burger Dandy now open in downtown Franklin

Burger Dandy, a delivery and to-go hamburger kitchen since 2021 in downtown Franklin, is now open as a brick-and-mortar location at 96 E. Main St. downtown.



Freezing rain forecast prompts Williamson County Schools to cancel classes Feb. 4

With an ice storm warning in effect overnight, Williamson County Schools has canceled classes on Feb. 4 in expectation of local roads becoming hazardous, according to the district.

New Williamson County Animal Center with more space to open in Franklin in February

A new 30,000-square-foot Williamson County Animal Center is set to open later this month in Franklin, the county announced Feb. 2.

The Now Massage in Franklin celebrates its first anniversary

The Now Massage, a massage studio in downtown Franklin, is celebrating one year in business this month, said Luke Cianciolo, who operates the business with his father, Mark.

Martin Cassidy contributed to this report.