A. Marshall Family Foods Inc.(Puckett’s & Homestead Manor) announced plans to open a restaurant in Franklin’s Westhaven Community.

The Franklin-based hospitality group has placed a contract on the Westhaven Town Center location at 158 Front Street, Suite 120, and leaders are working toward an opening in the first half of 2016.

The 2,500-square-foot first floor will include a bar and grill, with a 1,250-square-foot patio anchoring the front of the restaurant.

Andy Marshall, president of A. Marshall Foods, says the restaurant will have an upscale gastropub feel that provides a versatile menu and family-friendly gathering spot for the neighborhood.

“We believe in Westhaven and look forward to creating a new destination for locals — it’s just a great fit for what we’re all about,” said Marshall. “Families, people who want to have a beer and watch the game, and those who want to meet up with friends and colleagues for a great meal won’t be disappointed with what we’re planning to do.”

Marshall says his team, which is still nailing down concept specifics and menu items, will announce additional details in the coming weeks.

“We’d love suggestions from people in the community about what they want on the menu and in the restaurant — heck, even the name of the place,” he said. “It will be unique, just like Westhaven. We’ll provide details to everyone about how to weigh in, but the best bet is to follow the Puckett’s Grocery Facebook page for updated news.”

The A. Marshall Foods restaurant will be flanked by The Perch and the Westhaven Hardware Store, both of which are currently under construction.

Current tenants in the Westhaven Town Center include the Artistry Spa Salon, Freeman’s Flowers, High Brow Brew, Oscar’s Taco Shop and Westside Wine & Spirits, among others. Kroger, which acquired the Westhaven Harris Teeter earlier this year, is slated to open in the coming months.

This will be the seventh restaurant for A. Marshall Foods, which owns and operates four Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant locations in Davidson, Hamilton, Maury and Williamson counties, as well as Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Trolley, Puckett’s Events & Catering and Homestead Manor, the hospitality concept in Thompson’s Station.

To learn more about A. Marshall Family Foods Inc. and its group of family-owned restaurants, go their website. 

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