Back in October, Ovation held its ground breaking event for the 147-acre mixed use property. Now Ovation  has signed its first tenant.

Located at the Carothers and McEwen intersection, Ovation has recently signed with Pinstripes, Inc. to incorporate entertainment into the Ovation development. Upscale retail stores, fine dining, entertainment, hotels, commercial office space, and residential offerings will anchor Ovation. The announcement was made by SouthStar, LLC and Thomas Land & Development who will work together to develop the retail, hotel, and residential aspects of Ovation, while Highwoods Properties (NYSE:HIW) is developing Ovation’s 1.4 million square feet of commercial office space. The project broke ground earlier this year. For more information, visit Ovation’s website.

“Pinstripes, Inc. represents an important milestone in our plans for Ovation — one of the region’s foremost developments, sitting in one of the nation’s most in-demand locations,” said Stan Thomas, president and CEO of Thomas Land & Development. “We are creating an exceptional destination center for people to live, work, shop and play in this growing community. Pinstripes brings fresh, luxury entertainment and dining concepts, with something that appeals to everyone, whether for a family, date night or social gathering.”

Pinstripes will occupy 30,000 square feet of first and second floor indoor/outdoor space, and will bring a fresh new dining and entertainment venue to Franklin and the surrounding communities. The venue will feature exceptional Italian and American cuisine and wine cellar, 16 bowling lanes, 10 indoor and outdoor bocce courts, outdoor patios and fire pits, and event space accommodating groups ranging from 20 to 600 people. Guests can curl up with a blanket and cocktail in front of the outdoor fireplace or gather with friends for an evening of bowling/bocce and dinner. This will be the first location for Pinstripes in Tennessee, with other current locations in Northbrook, South Barrington and Oak Brook, Ill., Edina, Minn., Georgetown, D.C. and Overland Park, Kan.

“Ovation is a first-class and innovative development, and we are excited to work with Thomas Land & Development and SouthStar to design and construct our unique and sophisticated entertainment and dining venue”, stated Dale Schwartz, Pinstripes founder and CEO. “This multi-use development combines shopping, dining, hotels, office and entertainment uses that position it as a community gathering spot for surrounding communities, and our ‘strikingly good food and fun,’ adds another one-of-a-kind activity to the mix.”

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