We went here for a pair of running shoes since we had a coupon. The staff helping us (which looked to be a kid in high school or freshly graduated), was friendly but not very knowledgeable. He couldn't recommend shoes based on your needs. It's great if you know exactly what you want. But, if you need help or advice, I would go to Fleet Feet for their expertise.
I recently decided to dive into the world of "yarn" (more than what you would find at JoAnn's or Michael's). They have a great selection - even for me (not wanting to pay $30 for a ball of yarn!). The ladies there were VERY helpful and didn't make me feel dumb for any of my questions. The one even offered to do a one-on-one lesson with me if there was anything in particular I wanted to learn. She offered "free" help if I got stuck on a pattern or if there was a quick question I had, which I thought was great.
I love this bookstore! It's 2 stories and they have a huge selection of anything you would need or want that's book or reading related. They also have a big selections of stationary and gifts (which I love getting at bookstores). They have a great selection of Vera Bradley bags too!
This toy store is awesome! They carry things that you don't find anywhere. In fact, most of their toys I have only see there. They carry different things and better built toys that will last for many years (not the typical plastic that breaks after a few plays. The store is small (skinny aisles) so you really can't bring in a stroller. It's definitely our favorite toy stop!
Cool Springs seems to be in short supply of good breakfast spots. I was happy to see J Christophers open up. We went shortly after they opened for business. I was happy (satisfied) with the service but you could tell that they were still learning and getting into the swing of things. Great food and I recommend it for a good breakfast spot.
This is the best Thai in town! My favorite dish is the Panang. It's so yummy! And, I like that they prepare it without the grape leaves and other stuff that some Thai restaurants include. I get it mild which is spicy enough since this is a curry dish. We have never eaten in, only carry out. Highly recommend this spot.
This store is located in downtown Franklin. They are open later than most stores on Main Street and I love it. Whenever we are walking around downtown, we always stop in. They have a great selection of Life is Good stuff, North Face, Uggs, Crocs, etc. They have some good deals from time to time too. I've found the people to be friendly and helpful.
I recently took a tour of this kennel as an alternative to where we normally take our Bassett. Their daily rate was significantly less (I thought the place we took our dog to was rather pricey), so I thought it was worth a look. All of the people were very nice. However, my first impression was that it was a rather old looking/run down building and I was almost overcome with "dog" smell when walking in the door. The kennel area was very loud. The cage areas looked cold and uninviting - cinder block walls half way up then chain link fences on the top half. I couldn't help but think it had an institution / prison feel. This may not be a fair post since I have not used their services, but I think first impressions say a lot. Plus, our Bassett is pretty spoiled and I'm sure he would NOT be happy with us for putting him there.
This business is in a strip mall, which seemed strange to me for a spa, but when you walk in, it has a definite spa feel. Maybe a bit more commercialized than a traditional spa. I like that they have plans that you can sign up and get monthly massages at a cheaper price than individual massages - which I really like. The massage I got was just as good as any other place I've been to though. I definitely recommend this place.
Dr. Kamath is wonderful! She really listens to you and doesn't make you feel stupid about anything. She gives you options to remedy the reason why you are there and gives you the pros/cons of the options. She has become like one of the family. She's the BEST!!