One popular Nolensville restaurant is moving and a Franklin favorite is moving into the area. Martin’s Bar-B-Que is making a small move across the street to open a new location and joining them will be 55 South, a Southern Creole restaurant, which has become a favorite of downtown Franklin diners.
On Tuesday night, the Nolensville Planning Commission approved a site plan for a project at 7221 Nolensville Pike, across from the Sonic and the current location of Martins’s Bar-B-Que. It is not clear yet what will replace the current Martin’s, which will move across the street to 7221.
Plans show a 6.2 acre site with three buildings. Phase 1 plans show a 6,484 square foot Martin’s and next to it a 3,541 square foot 55 South. A third building, marked Phase 2, will be a 3,600 square foot retail shop.
This will be the second dual Martin’s and 55 South project in the county. Earlier this year, plans for a Spring Hill project showed that the two restaurants will be built next to each other off Main Street.
Fresh Hospitality, Martin’s Bar.-B-Que’s parent company, did not return a request for comments. Niether did McConnell Hospitality Group which owns 55 South. The Nolensville project is legally owned by the Nolensville Campus, LLC, which includes members of Fresh Hospitality and McConnell, according to Tennessee Secretary of State incorporation records.
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