8 new restaurants open in area; Burger Dandy launches in Franklin and more top local news

Condado Tacos is slated to open later this year at McEwen Northside. (Courtesy Condad Tacos, @haileyeatscincy)
Condado Tacos is slated to open later this year at McEwen Northside. (Courtesy Condad Tacos, @haileyeatscincy)

Condado Tacos is slated to open later this year at McEwen Northside. (Courtesy Condad Tacos, @haileyeatscincy)

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Now open and coming soon: 8 new restaurants in Franklin, Brentwood

Several new eateries have opened in recent weeks or plan to later this year.

'Virtual restaurant' Burger Dandy launches in Franklin

Burger Dandy, a delivery- and to-go-only business, launched Feb. 10 from the kitchen of Americana Taphouse in downtown Franklin.



Tennessee joins Walmart, Sam's Club to distribute vaccine

Beginning Feb. 12, Tennessee will become one of 22 states across the U.S. to partner with Walmart to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.

North Italia to open location at McEwen Northside in Cool Springs

Italian eatery North Italia will open a new location at McEwen Northside, located at McEwen and Aspen Grove drives in Cool Springs.

Mercy Community Healthcare launches COVID-19 vaccine program as state works to send more doses

As the state continues the rollout of its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, more local health care providers are getting access to doses, allowing for more eligible residents to receive immunizations.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.






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Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County will allow mask mandate to expire Feb. 27

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Trader Joe's coming to Cool Springs; COVID-19 cases falling in Williamson County and more top Nashville news

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See daily COVID-19 data updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Active COVID-19 cases in Williamson County have dropped by more than 50% since start of February

The county has not seen case numbers at that level since October, before a surge in new cases around the holiday season, according to Tennessee Department of Health data.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille opened its first Tennessee location Feb. 25 in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille now open in Cool Springs

This is the first Tennessee location for the company. 

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
CONFIRMED: Trader Joe's plans for Cool Springs location 'sometime this year'

An official with Trader Joe's said the company is in the very early process of opening a store in Cool Springs.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Franklin approves application for Trader Joe's in Cool Springs

Franklin is one step closer to having its first Trader Joe's location following approval from the city to sell wine in the area.

The city of Brentwood approved a $249,419 contract for final design services for Fire Station No. 5 during its Feb. 22 meeting. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood approves contract for new fire station

Plans are moving forward for a new fire station on Split Log Road.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Trader Joe's in Cool Springs? Grocer files application to do business in Franklin

The specialty grocery store has filed paperwork to sell wine at a location on Cool Springs Boulevard.

The Merrystem in downtown Franklin offers custom floral arrangements using warm and cool tones.
The Merrystem in Franklin aims to bring small joys to 2021

While 2020 may not have been an ideal time to start a business, The Merrystem owner Lauren Bourgeois said there has never been a greater need for a shop that helps add comfort in times of hardship.

The faith-based nonprofit was founded in 2004. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Narrow Gate Trading Co. aims to provide guidance, purpose for young men

In seeking to aid young men who do not walk the traditional path of college or work after K-12 schooling, Bill and Stacy Spencer, founders and executive directors of Narrow Gate, created an organization that aims to instill a sense of purpose while providing job skills and training.

AR Workshop Franklin is offering a summer camp option in 2021. (Courtesy AR Workshop Franklin)
GUIDE: 13 summer camp options in Greater Nashville for 2021

Summer will be here before you know it, and several local camps have already announced 2021 dates.

The Tennessee Department of Health has administered more than 1 million vaccines to date. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tenn. to move to Phase 1B of vaccinations; Franklin seeks new City Hall and more popular Nashville-area news

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