12 holiday events to check out in Franklin, Brentwood; Burlington now open in Cool Springs and more top area news

Cheekwood Holiday Lights returns Nov. 20. (Courtesy Cheekwood Estate and Garden, Caitlin Harris)
Cheekwood Holiday Lights returns Nov. 20. (Courtesy Cheekwood Estate and Garden, Caitlin Harris)

Cheekwood Holiday Lights returns Nov. 20. (Courtesy Cheekwood Estate and Garden, Caitlin Harris)

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

Christmas tree lightings, festivals and shows: 12 holiday events to check out in Franklin, Brentwood

The Franklin and Brentwood areas will host a number of Christmas and holiday events filled with activities for the whole family.

Waldo's Chicken and Beer now open in Franklin

The eatery offers fried chicken tenders, sandwiches and salads as well as sides such as onion rings, collard greens, and mac and cheese.



Burlington now open in Cool Springs

The shop offers clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children.

Franklin BOMA to swear in five members Nov. 9

The new members will replace outgoing members Dana McLendon, Scott Speedy, Margaret Martin and John Schroer, who replaced former alderperson Pearl Bransford after she died in November 2020.

Development plans announced for Franklin Grove Estate & Garden

A new site plan has been unveiled for Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens, a historic site that will be opened to the public near downtown Franklin.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.








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A rendering of the potential Aureum mixed use development in Cool Springs. (Courtesy-SouthStar-Chartwell Hospitality LLC).
SouthStar and Chartwell Hospitality to present $700 million Cool Springs project in virtual forum

A virtual public information session for Aureum, a new mixed-use project being proposed by SouthStar LLC and Chartwell Hospitality LLC will be held Tuesday night.

Espaces, a Franklin-based flexible meeting and office space firm, will nearly double its footprint next year with an expansion at 99 East Main Street. (Courtesy Espaces)
Franklin-based Espaces to expand next spring in downtown

Espaces, Franklin’s flexible meeting and office space, will take over the second level of a building at 99 E. Main St. next spring.

The Franklin Christmas tree will be lit on the night of Dec. 3 and remain lit through the month of December. This is a photo of the 2020 tree lighting. (Lindsay Scott/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin, Brentwood to host tree lighting events, plus more holiday events to attend in December, January

Franklin and Brentwood will hold their tree lighting ceremonies on Dec. 3 and Dec. 6, respectively.

The Bone and Joint and Institute of Tennessee is opening a new Brentwood clinic on Dec. 6. (Courtesy Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee)
Bone and Joint Institute clinic to open in Brentwood

The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee is opening a clinic in Brentwood offering on-site treatment and therapy to recover from joint pain, bone fractures and other orthopedic issues.

A photo of open space behind a stone wall off Old Smyrna Road.  On Nov. 22, the Brentwood City Commission approved a new zoning district allowing single family homes to be built on two acre lots as long as an overall density of one unit per three acres was maintained.
Brentwood votes for new zoning district for Old Smyrna Road

Brentwood updated its zoning district for Old Smyrna Road to preserve open space in developments.

Locally owned women's clothing boutique Jondie will move in February to 407 Main St. in Franklin after the end of its lease. (Martin Cassidy/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jondie boutique to move into new space in Franklin as lease ends

A locally owned Franklin boutique is looking for new downtown location.

The new extension of the Mack C. Hatcher Parkway opened Nov. 29. (Lacy Klasel/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Mack C. Hatcher Parkway extension opens to traffic

The roadway had been under construction since 2019.

Gutterglove Inc. announced Nov. 29 it will be moving its headquarters to Franklin. The image above was provided by the company, which manufactures stainless steel gutter guards. Last year the company spent $5.4 million to build a factory in Rutherford County.
Gutterglove Inc. to move headquarters to Franklin in January

Gutterglove Inc. announced Nov. 29 it will move its corporate headquarters to Franklin from Roseville, California.

The Franklin and Brentwood areas have a number of local businesses to support and shop this holiday season. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
SHOP SMALL: Local businesses in Franklin, Brentwood to support this holiday season

Check out our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide to help check everyone off your shopping list.

Waldo's Chicken & Beer will open in the former location of Captain D's on New Hwy. 96 West. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
IMPACT ROUNDUP: Barrels & Brews comes to Franklin, and other business and dining news from November

Here is a recap of November’s business openings in the Franklin and Brentwood area.