See's Candies, ALDI: 7 businesses that opened in Franklin, Brentwood in November

See's Candies opened a new location in the CoolSprings Galleria in November. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
See's Candies opened a new location in the CoolSprings Galleria in November. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

See's Candies opened a new location in the CoolSprings Galleria in November. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

See’s Candies opened a seasonal location in November on the upper level of the CoolSprings Galleria at 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. The candy shop offers assorted chocolates, brittles, toffees and more, as well as gift boxes and holiday items. 615-719-0744.

Kids Kingdom Drop-in Daycare opened Nov. 27 at 600A Frazier Drive, Ste. 130, Franklin. The licensed day care offers drop-in child care for children ages 12 months to 12 years. The center is cleaned in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines, and play areas are set up to ensure social distancing, according to the business. 615-870-2184.

A new ALDI location opened Nov. 12 at 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood. The location is the second to open in the Brentwood area; the first opened in October at 7117 Southpoint Parkway, Brentwood. The grocery chain offers a selection of produce, pantry items, frozen foods and pet items as well as a selection of wine and beer.

Tradehome Shoes opened a new location in early November on the first level of the CoolSprings Galleria at 1800 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 1244, Franklin. The business offers shoes for women, men and children in a variety of brands and styles. This is the second Tennessee location for the company. 615-771-0438.

Go! Games and Calendars opened a kiosk in mid-November in the CoolSprings Galleria at 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. The seasonal retailer offers calendars as well as gifts and games. 615-771-0434.

FYE opened in mid-November inside the CoolSprings Galleria at 1800 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 1120, Franklin. The store carries a selection of apparel, electronics and collectibles.

Longtime Brentwood business Sugar Drop relocated in November from 7030 Church St. E., Franklin, to 574 Franklin Road, Franklin. The party and baking supply store offers a selection of decorations, sprinkles, baking pans and accessories as well as prepared baked goods, such as cakes and cookies. Sugar Drop also offers baking and decorating classes and day camp programs. 629-202-6949.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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