Perry's Steakhouse & Grille open in Cool Springs; Burger Dandy launches in Franklin and more news from February

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

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

Read the latest business and community news from the past month from Franklin and Brentwood.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille now open in Cool Springs

The newest tenant to open at McEwen Northside, Perry's Steakhouse, opened Feb. 25 at 5028 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin.

CONFIRMED: Trader Joe's plans for Cool Springs location 'sometime this year'

Following approval from the city of Franklin for a certificate of compliance to sell wine, an official with Trader Joe's has confirmed the grocery store is eyeing a location in Cool Springs.


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.

Mafiaoza's in Franklin prepares to welcome diners back

Mafiaoza’s was opened in Franklin in 2016 by founders Michael Dolan and Lars Kopperland, who opened the eatery’s first location in 12 South in 2003. Both were big on family time and were fans of New York-style pizza, and so the name “Mafiaoza’s”—with “mafia” for “family” and “za” for “pizza”—was coined.

'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.

Bloom & Branch Organic Spa debuts in Cool Springs following rebranding

Cool Springs business Milk & Honey Facial and Wax Parlor has rebranded as Bloom & Branch Organic Spa effective Feb. 1.

OVME to open March 1 in Cool Springs

Medical aesthetics studio Ovme will open in Cool Springs on March 1 at 1556 W. McEwen Drive, Ste. 112, Franklin.

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.

Condado Tacos to open new location at McEwen Northside

Ohio-based taco chain Condado Tacos will open its second Greater Nashville location later this year at McEwen Northside in Cool Springs.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.


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Advanced Correctional Healthcare Inc. to relocate operations to Williamson County

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As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Williamson County Schools has begun planning for online schools for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools to launch two online-only schools for 2021-22

The district intends to launch two online schools for students in grades K-8 and 9-12.

More than 3.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered statewide. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
25% of Williamson County residents fully vaccinated as Tenn. works to reach those hesitant to receive doses

The Tennessee Department of Health is working to overcome skepticism and hesitancy surrounding the vaccine statewide.

Mountain High Outfitters is now open at the CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mountain High Outfitters now open at CoolSprings Galleria

The shop offers outdoor clothing and gear.

The Cool Cafe Burger ($14) features a cast-iron cooked beef patty topped with fried onions, provolone cheese and a housemade steak sauce. (Courtesy Cool Cafe)
Cool Cafe in Franklin focuses on from-scratch fare

The eatery, renowned for its fried chicken and steak night, has been serving up comfort food since 2005.

Kate & Lulu's Kitchen opened in early October in Westhaven. (Community Impact Staff)
Kate and Lulu's Kitchen closes in Westhaven

The eatery had been open since October.

Waldo's Chicken & Beer will open in the former location of Captain D's on New Hwy. 96 West. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Duck Donuts will open in Brentwood on April 18. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Get a sneak peek inside the new Duck Donuts in Brentwood

Duck Donuts offers freshly made doughnuts with signature flavors such as s'mores, Maple Bacon, Peanut Butter Paradise and Sunrise Lemon icing with raspberry drizzle. Customers can also create customized doughnuts and watch them be made to order. 

Williamson County Schools is planning for a number of new campuses and improvements over the next few years.
Williamson County to invest $35M in schools, facilities improvements

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said that while many districts have seen numbers drop due to the coronavirus pandemic, he expects enrollment will rise again, which means new campuses will still be needed in the future.

Local historians, members of the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County, and community leaders gathered April 14 to sign contracts signaling their intent to purchase and restore the Merrill-Williams home in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
African American Heritage Society working to save historic home in downtown Franklin, launching fundraising campaign

A campaign is underway to save a 140-year old home in a historically-Black neighborhood in Franklin.

The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will return Sept. 24-26. (Courtesy Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival)
Franklin approves event permits for Pilgrimage Festival, Bourbon and Bubbles

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