Sprouts to Open in Franklin 2016 – Nashville Business Journal


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Sprouts to Open in Franklin 2016

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., a Phoenix-based health-focused grocery chain, confirmed today that it will open a Nashville-area location in 2016.

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The chain will open at 1010 Murfreesboro Road, inside Franklin’s Maples Shopping Center, according to a news release. The Tennessean first reported on the grocer’s interest in the shopping center in May. A Sprouts had also previously been linked to a redevelopment slated for the old Bellevue Center Mall.

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Franklin TN – Frothy Monkey is hosting a craft beer pairing dinner May 28th 2015


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Frothy Monkey is hosting a Franklin TN craft beer pairing dinner May 28th 2015

Franklin, TN – Frothy Monkey is hosting a craft beer pairing dinner with a twist as a part of their Wine + Beer Love dinner series. 

Frothy Monkey Franklin TN This time Black Abbey Brewing Company and Oskar Blues Brewery have paired their beers with each other and Chef Chase Ingalls and Head Baker Jen Mello have paired a menu with the paired beers. The result is beer + food + beer for each course.

Each course will guide the diner through individual and sequential tastings as well as blending for a truly customized experience. The 5 + 1 course menu includes oysters, Ahi tuna, Gulf snapper, pork cheeks, kangaroo with a chocolate, bourbon, espresso and carmel dessert.

Tickets are $60++ and there are two dates + locations to choose from:
Thursday, May 28 @6:30 at Frothy Franklin – 125 5th ave south, Franklin, TN 37064
Saturday, May 30 @6:30 at Frothy Downtown Nashville on Avenue of the Arts – 235 5th ave north, Nashville, TN 37219
One lucky person who purchases a ticket to one of these dinners will win 2 tickets to ‘Brew at the Zoo’ on Friday, May 29th.
Visit http://www.frothymonkey.com/blackbluebeerlove for the complete menu, pairings and ticket information. For a complete listing of our 2015 Wine Love and Beer Love dinners visit http://www.frothymonkey.com/winebeerlove. For more information regarding the Frothy Monkey or the dinners, please contact Jennifer Sheets at 615-293-6834 or jenn@frothymonkey.com #frothylove #winelove #beerlove
About Frothy Monkey
Frothy Monkey has been a staple in the Nashville community since 2004. The chef driven menu offers breakfast, brunch every day, kids menu, lunch + dinner with expanded beverage offerings including coffeehouse standards as well as craft beer, wine + cocktails. They deliver quality, creativity, and approachability in everything served. Locations include 12th Avenue South, 8th Avenue South at Grimey’s Too, and 5th Avenue North in Nashville, TN as well as in Downtown Franklin, TN. Frothy Monkey Roasting Company will begin roasting in Nashville in Spring 2015. Visit www.frothymonkey.com for more details
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Frothy Monkey and The Bottle Shop present a five course pairing dinner.


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Frothy Monkey and The Bottle Shop present –Wine Love feat. Bear Creek Farm – a five course pairing dinner April 17th 2015

Franklin, TN (April 2, 2015)- Frothy Monkey is known for quality, creativity and strong relationships with it’s partners and farmers. This dinner will display all of these attributes for a memorable evening with friends. This five course dinner feat. local favorite, Bear Creek Farm, has been designed from a collaboration between Chef Chase Ingalls, Head Baker Jen Mello and Lisa Quillman of The Bottle Shop. The dinner is being presented twice on Thursday, April 16th @6:30pm at Frothy Franklin (125 5th ave south, franklin, tn 37064) and Friday, April 17th @6:30pm at Frothy Downtown Nashville (Ave of the Arts, 235 5th ave north, nashville, tn 37219).

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Bear Creek Marinated Beef Tongue with Tatsoi, Dragon Fruit and Cherry Port Vinaigrette
Pairing: Acrobat Rosé

Bear Creek Crispy Pork Bell with Sweet Potato Funnel Cake, Onion Marmalade and Vanilla Cinnamon Anglaise
Pairing: MacMurray Chardonnay

Bear Creek 12 Hour Pork with Sweet Corn Risotto, Buttered Yard Beans and Carrot Pan Sauce
Pairing: Masi Bonacosta

Bear Creek Pan Roasted Hangar Steak with Peruvian Potato Hash, Grilled Bok Choy and Grain Mustard Aioli
Pairing: Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel

Sourdough Beignets with Berries and crisp Meringues
Pairing: T Fladgate Tawny {unaged}


The price of the dinner is $60 + tax + tip. This dinner is part of a series of Wine and Beer pairing dinners scheduled throughout the year. A complete listing of the 2015 Wine Love and Beer Love dinners can be found at  www.frothymonkey.com/winebeerlove. For more information regarding the Frothy Monkey or the dinners, please contact Jennifer Sheets at 615-293-6834 or jenn@frothymonkey.com #frothylove #winelove #beerlove


About Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey has been a staple in the Nashville community since 2004. The chef driven menu offers breakfast, brunch every day, kids menu, lunch + dinner with expanded beverage offerings including coffeehouse standards as well as craft beer, wine + cocktails. They deliver quality, creativity, and approachability in everything served. Locations include 12th Avenue South, 8th Avenue South at Grimey’s Too, and 5th Avenue North in Nashville, TN as well as in Downtown Franklin, TN. Frothy Monkey Roasting Company will begin roasting in Nashville in Spring 2015. Visit www.frothymonkey.com for more details. twitter + instagram: @frothymonkey  facebook: fb.com/frothymonkey


About The Bottle Shop

Franklin’s coolest destination for Wine, Spirits, High Gravity Beer, Growler Fills, Mixology Needs & Barware. 1556 West McEwen Drive, Suite 102, Franklin, Tennessee  www.bottleshop-mcewen.com/

NEW Movie “Stand Your Ground” Playing in Franklin



NEW Movie “Stand Your Ground” Playing in Franklin
Movie Trailer:

Movie:  Stand Your Ground will be playing at the Carmike Thoroughbred 20 on 1/17, 1/18 and 1/19. Stand Your GroundFrancine Locke (Starring Role as Jackie Carpenter) will be on the Red Carpet all 3 days giving autographs and photo opportunities at the Carmike Theater. 

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Michael McClendon/Screenwriter/Director has won numerous awards for this Movie.  Michael is from Franklin, TN.

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“Stand Your Ground” in Theaters January 17, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, January 2, 2014
“Stand Your Ground – The True Story of A Cry for Justice” is an independent feature film which will release in select theaters in 15 cities on January 17, 2014.

“Stand Your Ground” is a riveting courtroom drama based on a real family’s personal trial of faith against all odds. When Jackie Carpenter’s son Jason is accused of murder, she fights against the odds to free him; but when the prosecution seeks a life sentence, Jackie’s and Jason’s world spins into turmoil sending them on parallel journeys of wavering faith and tentative hope. “Stand Your Ground” is the true story of tragedy, trust and triumph, and of a cry for justice.
“Stand Your Ground” is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including Best Screenplay at Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival 2012, Gideon Film Festival 2013 Official Selection, Best Picture at PeachtreeVillage International Film Festival 2013, Bronze Best Drama at ICVM Crown Awards 2013, and Best Screenplay at Alaska International Film Festival.
“Stand Your Ground” is a Dove “Family Approved” film recommended for ages 12 and over, having received The Dove Foundation’s highest rating of Five Doves.
Dove Foundation Review Excerpt: “This movie is well made and suspenseful. It features a great story based on actual events. The acting is excellent . . . We are pleased to award this stirring and fantastic production five Doves, our best rating!” Read the Dove Foundation review in its entirety – http://tinyurl.com/lfmjudx.
“Stand Your Ground” is based on Jackie Carpenter’s books, Bridge to a Miracle and Georgia Justice, and is a production of Triple Horse Studios and Gift Box Productions – http://www.TripleHorseStudios.com.
The movie trailer, as well as cast list, theater and ticket info, and much more at http://www.StandYourGroundMovie.com.
The ‘real life’ Jackie Carpenter, as well as the film’s actors, are available for media interviews and speaking engagements.
Cities where Stand Your Ground will play on January 17, 18 and 19:Franklin, Tennessee; Early, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Ocala, Florida; Bossier, Louisiana; Chattanooga,Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Pearl, Mississippi; and in the Georgia cities of Newnan, Snellville, Griffin, Valdosta, Gainesville, Albany, and LaGrange

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Dana Middleton Lewis Joins Benchmark Realty Team


Dana Middleton Lewis Joins Benchmark Realty Team

Benchmark Realty Franklin

Brentwood, TN – CEO/Owner Phillip Cantrell is pleased to announce a new addition to the rapidly growing staff of Benchmark Realty, LLC. Agent Dana Middleton Lewis has recently joined the professional team at Benchmark, bringing a diverse background to the real estate industry. Lewis chose Benchmark because of “the opportunity to be flexible in creating her own business and their excellent commission split structure.”

Originally from Lexington, Tennessee; Lewis has been active with Real Estate for over 10 years and has lived in the market for nearly 14 years. Lewis has joined the Sold Sisters Team and is currently a member of the Williamson County Association of Realtors, serving the market of Davidson and surrounding counties. Lewis enjoys helping first-time buyers as well as established investors. She specializes in Residential and first-time home buyers. Lewis has a diverse background; she previously served as a member of the Brentwood Baptist Choir, Grace Chapel choir and Next Chapel Leader. She is currently an active member of Crosspoint Church of Nashville. Lewis’s past work experiences includes 4.5 years in Mortgage as an Originator and Junior Processor, 10 years in retail management, and 1 year in Life Insurance Sales.

Established in 2006, Benchmark Realty LLC is a locally owned, full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage with offices in Cool Springs, Murfreesboro and Midtown Nashville. With over 400 agents serving all of Middle Tennessee, the award-winning company has become one of the fastest growing, technologically innovative real estate firms in the area, by implementing a unique model allowing agents to retain 100% commission. For more information, go to http://www.benchmarkrealtytn.com. Dana Middleton Lewis can be reached at 615-305-7396 or soldbydanalewis@gmail.com.


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The Peach Truck Delivers Georgia Peaches to Franklin TN

The Peach Truck in Franklin TN – Georgia Peaches
The Peach Truck Delivers Georgia Peaches to Franklin TN
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The Peach Truck Franklin TN

It all started when a boy from way down in Georgia fell in love with girl from way up North. The blissfully happy couple moved to Nashville and the boy couldn’t wait to share everything he loved about life in the South: hot summers, front porches, and fresh peaches exactly like the ones he grew up with on the family farm. Nashville obliged with the heat and the porch, but after searching every single grocery store and farmers’ market the boy made a terrible discovery– Nashville didn’t have peaches, at least, not anything like the big, rich juicy peaches his family grew in Georgia.

We met the wonderful people of The Peach Truck in Franklin TN in Mid-Peach Season. 7-27-13.

The Peach Truck Franklin TNWatch this short Peach Truck YouTube Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXbOlt8Q8D0

What became known as the “peach problem” only had one solution, so he did what any boy in love would do. He drove over 300 miles to his aunt and uncle’s farm, walked through the orchards, and picked his girl the perfect Georgia Peach. She had never tasted anything so fresh and so sweet. It was the beginning of happily ever after, but the boy and girl didn’t stop there.

Why not share this love with the rest of Nashville? They traded in their car for an old Jeep truck and began selling the fresh fruit by the bagful. And Nashville fell in love too. Within five weeks the city had consumed over 10 delicious tons of the peaches. Today the boy, the girl, and The Peach Truck happily share their peach passion with locals and fellow fruit enthusiasts across the country.

The Pearson Farm
Georgia grows gold on their trees,
and we agree – these peaches are something special. You wouldn’t think crossing a state line would make a difference in the size, quality, or flavor of our favorite fruit, but it does. The combination of rich soil and humidity makes Georgia the best peach growing territory on the planet, and it just so happens our family’s farm is located in the sweetest spot.
Read the whole story at http://thepeachtruck.com/pages/pearson-farm

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Grays On Main Franklin TN –

By Carole Robinson – Williamson Herald

Take a step over the threshold and through the vintage 1880s 12-foot estate door into GRAY’S on Main and find one foot in the past and one foot in the present.
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To step into GRAY’S on Main is to step into the fabric of the history of a building that was once a place where the community found solace, friendship, kindness and help; a place where they were part of a bigger family – if only for a few minutes.
For more than a year, owners Michael and Joni Cole have made renovating the circa 1876 building a labor of love. The fruits of their labor are already apparent with visitors’ reactions as they get a peek at the work in progress.

Although the Coles have changed the use of the building still known as Gray’s from drug store to restaurant, they have not changed the purpose, a return to that familial relationship.

By taking the interior completely down to plaster and brick – even removing floors and ceilings – then rebuilding by reusing, repurposing and renovating, the Coles have preserved and modernized a structure and an important part of the history and personality of Franklin.

From tables made with flooring to wood support beams transformed into booth table supports and panel doors that are now booths, they repurposed what couldn’t be reused and maintained the soul of the building.

Please read more of this story…

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Franklin Business Directory Launches New Website

Franklin Business Directory Launches New Website 
Franklin Tennessee

Daily Marketing Services has added a new Business Directory for the Franklin & Williamson County area of Tennessee. The directory is designed to offer the small business owner an affordable way to market their business on the Internet and through Social Media. The Franklin Business Directory incorporates the traditional Internet Search Indexing along with Video, Blog Posting and Instant Message Marketing. The beauty of this program is that the staff at Daily Marketing Services does all the setup work for the small business. The business owner doesn’t have to worry about learning a whole new system taking time away from their daily schedule. Daily Marketing Services does the research to build the directory webpage then schedules and creates the “Business Introduction” video. At this point the video is uploaded to the Franklin Business Directory Youtube Channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/FranklinTNDirectory

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Once the Video has been uploaded to http://YouTube.com the team at The Franklin Business Directory start connecting the dots on the Internet between the webpages and social media. The end result for the business owner is to be a part of the Business Directory with 1000’s of visitors each day rather than trying to do it all alone with a single website. They become part of a larger organization of local businesses.

Some of the current Franklin Business Directory members are The Williamson Herald, Franklin Florists, Wayne Dunn General Contractor, B&G Lawn Care, Jondie Boutique, Puckett’s Restaurants, Bill Ferrari Piano Instruction, At Home Fitness, Donna’s House Cleaning, Century 21 Randa Dawson Property Management, WestGate Property Management, Franklin Eat Beeps and The Daily Classifieds for Williamson County.

One of the great features available to the business directory members is Instant Message Marketing. The Franklin Business Directory provides an Instant Message Twitter Channel to it’s members so at any time they can announce new arrivals of specials to the local public. No extra cost and messages include photos and links.

If you are a small business owner in Franklin or Middle Tennessee and are interested in becoming a member of a Business Directory in your area call, Daily Marketing Services and let them answer any questions you have about this innovative marketing program. 


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Jondie Boutique – Women’s Fashion Franklin TN


Jondie Boutique – Women’s Fashion Franklin TN
407 Main Street Franklin TN & On-Line Boutique

Rebecca Davis has had a fascination with fashion and jewelry since she was a child playing “dress-up” in her grandmother’s antique costume jewelry. As a teen she used some of her grandmother’s pieces and repurposed them into modern jewelry. She has a love of semi-precious stones and created more contemporary designs during her time college, selling it to boutiques. Her creative drive earned her a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a career as an award-winning graphic designer, but she never lost her love for fashion, antique jewelry and jewelry making. Fifteen years into her career as a print and web designer, she changed her focus and went full circle and back to her first love.

Jondie Jewelry Franklin TN 
Rebecca launched her jewelry line, Mimi and Dottie, in the fall of 2008 and JONDIE, her boutique, in the spring of 2009 as a retail partner in Nashville area co-op boutiques. As her clientele base grew and word spread about her products, JONDIE and her jewelry line needed more space and moved to the current location at 407 Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tennessee – 20 minutes south of Nashville. 
In January of 2012, her husband and the boutique’s namesake, Jondie Davis left his job as a sales rep for a corporation to work with Rebecca in the boutique. “Working together has been an amazing experience. We have the same goals and we both bring our own talents to strengthen our company.” Rebecca said. “I am very proud of the team we have put together at JONDIE. Our professional staff brings extensive backgrounds in fashion, retail merchandising, design, branding and wardrobe styling. We have a truly gifted team and everyone really makes JONDIE stand out as a unique shopping experience.”
Read More about Jondie ……………


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Franklin Daily Directory Adds Real Estate Listings

Franklin Daily Directory Adds Real Estate Listings
Franklin TN – Franklin Daily Directory – 615-673-1112

Franklin Daily Business Directory has just added Geo-Targeted Real Estate listings to their menu of local information. The Real Estate Heading is directed to a live link on TheDailyClassifieds.Com where new Williamson County Real Estate Listings are being added throughout the day.
http://williamsoncountyhomes.wordpress.com/williamson-county-real-estate/ Visitors can find Homes For Sale ,Open House Listings , Land , Rentals and local Realtors in the Williamson County area. This service takes the visitors directly to the area and price range they desire. Searching is free and there are no pesky forms to fill out. Sellers can have their listing automatically uploaded from the local MLS through their licensed Real Estate agent.

TheDailyBusinessDirectory.com offers this same great service on its other Business Directories in Nashville , Clarksville and Chattanooga.
The Franklin Daily Directory is owned and operated by Daily Marketing Services.


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