5 businesses that opened in Franklin in May

Buff City Soap opened in Franklin May 6. (Courtesy Buff City Soap)
Buff City Soap opened in Franklin May 6. (Courtesy Buff City Soap)

Buff City Soap opened in Franklin May 6. (Courtesy Buff City Soap)

Vintage Vine 100 held a soft opening in mid-May at 4051 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin, as one of the newest tenants at McEwen Northside in Cool Springs. The wine bar offers a wide selection of wine varietals by the bottle or glass, or diners can choose one of the bar's curated wine flights. Vintage Vine also features beer and bourbon menus with local and craft options and a food menu that includes charcuterie boards and small bites as well as flatbreads and salads. An official grand opening is expecte to take place in the coming weeks, according to the company. 615-567-6200. www.vintagevine100.com

Big Bad Breakfast opened in early May at 1201 Liberty Pike, Ste. 101, Franklin, at the Liberty Station building. The restaurant, which also operates a location in Nashville, offers breakfast and lunch, serving signature dishes such as shrimp and grits, house-cured Tabasco brown sugar bacon, chicken and waffles, biscuits and breakfast skillets. Big Bad Breakfast also offers a house coffee blend, cocktails and local craft beers. 615-656-5539. https://bigbadbreakfast.com

Buff City Soap opened May 6 at 4091 Mallory Lane, Franklin, behind the Whole Foods shopping center. The store sells soaps, scrubs, bath bombs, lotions, laundry soap and epsom salts made from natural ingredients that are free of animal products. Buff City Soap also operates locations in Columbia and Nashville, with plans to open another shop in the Green Hills area, according to the company website. www.buffcitysoap.com

Downtown Franklin eatery Red Pony announced that as of May 3, it has reopened in a temporary location at 108 Bridge St., Franklin. The restaurant, which has a permanent location at 408 Main St., Franklin, has been closed since Jan. 23, when a fire and small explosion caused damage to the building, according to the eatery. The temporary location, also known as McConnell House, will allow the restaurant to reopen while making repairs. Information on dining hours can be found here. 615-567 6787. www.redponyrestaurant.com

Tyler York Real Estate Brokers opened in May at 3401 Mallory Lane, Franklin, in the Spaces building. The company offers real estate services for residential buyers and sellers. This is the second office location for the company, which is based in Nashville. 615-200-8679. www.tyleryork.com

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.


The use of fireworks is illegal inside the city limits of Franklin and Brentwood. (Courtesy Pexels)
Brentwood, Franklin officials remind residents fireworks are illegal in city limits

While residents may see fireworks stands setting up around the county in anticipation of the 4th of July, the use of fireworks is not permitted inside the city limits.

Shake Shack opens June 28 in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Shake Shack, Cheyenne Cohen)
Shake Shack announces opening date for Franklin location

The eatery will feature a walk-up window and is expected to release a new summer menu in the coming weeks.

Lineage Bank is now open in Franklin. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Lineage Bank now open in downtown Franklin

The bank opened its location on 5th Avenue June 23.

Flood-prone homes in Brentwood can be elevated according to city codes. (Courtesy city of Brentwood)
Brentwood to host meeting on home elevation June 29

Those affected by the March floods can learn more about elevating their homes during the meeting.

A drug drop-off box has been installed at the Brentwood police headquarters. (Courtesy city of Brentwood)
Brentwood installs new drop-off box at police HQ

In the past three years, the city has collected just under 4,000 pounds of unused drugs.

people with signs at meeting
Williamson County Schools board extends Superintendent Jason Golden's contract

Superintendent Jason Golden's contract now extends through 2025.

The new marker was unveiled in Pinkerton Park in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Emancipation marker debuts in Pinkerton Park during Juneteenth celebration

New signage displaying the history around emancipation and the freeing of enslaved people was debuted during the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County's Juneteenth celebration.

Caliente Contouring is now open inside Salon Boutique in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Caliente Contouring)
Caliente Contouring now open in Cool Springs

The studio offers fat reduction and body-contouring services with noninvasive techniques using heating and acupuncture.

Officials and members of Legieza's family attended a ceremony June 18 to name a portion of Franklin Road in his honor. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood renames portion of Franklin Road in honor of fallen police officer

One year after his death, the city of Brentwood paid tribute to police officer Destin Legieza by renaming a portion of Franklin Road in his honor.

Community members and city officials held a ceremony for the new street names June 18. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin unveils two street names for Black leaders

Signs for ANC Williams Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue have been placed along the former 3rd Avenue extension near Bicentennial Park.

Developers have announced the next phase of mixed-use center McEwen Northside. (Courtesy McEwen Northside, Northwood Ravin)
Developers announce next phase of McEwen Northside; Juneteenth events on tap and more top news from Franklin, Brentwood

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

Juneteenth marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed at Galveston and reported that the Civil War was over and slavery had ended. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Juneteenth in Williamson County: Community groups to host events, place historic marker June 19

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