Brentwood YMCA to expand and more Nashville-area news

The YMCA is in the process of listing the 17-acre Maryland Farms property for sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used to complete a multimillion-dollar renovation to the Brentwood YMCA. (Courtesy YMCA of Middle Tennessee)
The YMCA is in the process of listing the 17-acre Maryland Farms property for sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used to complete a multimillion-dollar renovation to the Brentwood YMCA. (Courtesy YMCA of Middle Tennessee)

The YMCA is in the process of listing the 17-acre Maryland Farms property for sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used to complete a multimillion-dollar renovation to the Brentwood YMCA. (Courtesy YMCA of Middle Tennessee)

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Maryland Farms YMCA to close; Brentwood YMCA to expand

The YMCA of Middle Tennessee has announced plans to close the Maryland Farms YMCA on Maryland Way and merge its operations with the Brentwood YMCA on Concord Road, thus creating one regional location.

Pies by Gigi to open Aug. 31 in Brentwood

Owner Gigi Butler will open Pies by Gigi on Aug. 31 at 330 Franklin Road, Ste. 906D, Brentwood, according to an announcement from the company.



The Boilery Seafood & Grill now open in Cool Springs

The Boilery Seafood & Grill opened in July at 545 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 195, Franklin.

The eatery offers fresh seafood dishes, including crab, shrimp, crawfish lobster and crab as well as burgers, steak, fish and sandwiches.

2021 dates announced for Pumpkinfest, Main Street Festival, Dickens of a Christmas and more

After announcing that all events in 2020 would be canceled, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announced Aug. 30 it is already working to plan events for 2021.

Active coronavirus cases decline 17% in Williamson County in August; city officials continue to urge mask-wearing

With the latest totals now available from the Tennessee Department of Health for the full month of August, data from Aug. 1-31 shows the number of active coronavirus cases in Williamson County has declined by 17.7% in one month.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County will allow mask mandate to expire Feb. 27

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille opened its first Tennessee location Feb. 25 in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille open in Cool Springs; Burger Dandy launches in Franklin and more news from February

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

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Trader Joe's coming to Cool Springs; COVID-19 cases falling in Williamson County and more top Nashville news

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Franklin-Brentwood area.

See daily COVID-19 data updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Active COVID-19 cases in Williamson County have dropped by more than 50% since start of February

The county has not seen case numbers at that level since October, before a surge in new cases around the holiday season, according to Tennessee Department of Health data.

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

This is the first Tennessee location for the company. 

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
CONFIRMED: Trader Joe's plans for Cool Springs location 'sometime this year'

An official with Trader Joe's said the company is in the very early process of opening a store in Cool Springs.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Franklin approves application for Trader Joe's in Cool Springs

Franklin is one step closer to having its first Trader Joe's location following approval from the city to sell wine in the area.

The city of Brentwood approved a $249,419 contract for final design services for Fire Station No. 5 during its Feb. 22 meeting. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood approves contract for new fire station

Plans are moving forward for a new fire station on Split Log Road.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Trader Joe's in Cool Springs? Grocer files application to do business in Franklin

The specialty grocery store has filed paperwork to sell wine at a location on Cool Springs Boulevard.

The Merrystem in downtown Franklin offers custom floral arrangements using warm and cool tones.
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.

The faith-based nonprofit was founded in 2004. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Narrow Gate Trading Co. aims to provide guidance, purpose for young men

In seeking to aid young men who do not walk the traditional path of college or work after K-12 schooling, Bill and Stacy Spencer, founders and executive directors of Narrow Gate, created an organization that aims to instill a sense of purpose while providing job skills and training.

AR Workshop Franklin is offering a summer camp option in 2021. (Courtesy AR Workshop Franklin)
GUIDE: 13 summer camp options in Greater Nashville for 2021

Summer will be here before you know it, and several local camps have already announced 2021 dates.