Duck Donuts opens in Brentwood; Coaltown Pizza & Public House now serving Franklin and more news from April

Signature flavors include Maple Bacon, s'mores and Chocolate Caramel Crunch. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Signature flavors include Maple Bacon, s'mores and Chocolate Caramel Crunch. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Signature flavors include Maple Bacon, s'mores and Chocolate Caramel Crunch. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read business news from the past month in Franklin and Brentwood.

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.

Coaltown Pizza & Public House now open in Westhaven

Coaltown Pizza & Public House opened in early April at 187 Front St., Ste. 103, Franklin, in Westhaven.


Hattie Jane's Creamery now open in Franklin

The ice cream shop offers signature flavors, such as Nana Puddin', Toasted Coconut Minty Chip and Chocoholic, as well as seasonal flavors, such as Blood Orange Mimosa and Strawberry Jam.

Cool Cafe in Franklin focuses on from-scratch fare

For Cool Café chef and owner Tim Ness, home cooking means cooking from scratch, which includes everything from making salad dressings to hand-peeling the 250 pounds of potatoes the restaurant goes through daily.

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer to open second Franklin location

Waldo’s offers fried chicken dishes with signature sides and sauces as well as a drink menu featuring local craft beers.

Buff City Soap to open in Cool Springs

The store sells soaps, scrubs, bath bombs, lotions, laundry soap and epsom salts made from natural ingredients that are free of animal products.

Mountain High Outfitters now open at CoolSprings Galleria

Mountain High Outfitters opened in early April on the upper level of the CoolSprings Galleria, located at 1800 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 5020, Franklin.

The store offers outdoor and active apparel, shoes and accessories as well as hiking, biking, fishing and climbing goods and equipment.

Kate and Lulu's Kitchen closes in Westhaven

Kate and Lulu's Kitchen, located at 158 Front St., Ste. 110, Franklin, closed in early spring after five months of business.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.