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Scout's Pub Soft Opens in Franklin; Possible Belle Meade Winery Expansion in East Nashville

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FRANKLIN - Scout's Pub, a new restaurant from the owners of Puckett's Grocery and Homestead Manor, 'soft opened' earlier today in Franklin's Westhaven community, serving up "Southern takes on traditional pub offerings" along with a selection of craft beer. A grand opening is planned for Monday, June 27. [EaterWire]

EAST NASHVILLE - A group of real estate investors and developers have purchased 3.07 acres in East Nashville, including the historic McGavock House property, a use for which could include an expansion of the Belle Meade Winery, currently housed at the Belle Meade Plantation. The developers also plan to bring a mixed-use development to the site which could include retail space, as well as a restaurant venue. [The Tennessean]

MIDTOWN - The Hutton Hotel's 1808 Grille is on the hunt for a new executive chef, as general manager Gary Crump confirms with Eater that Jake Strang recently resigned his position at the restaurant, which he had held since June 2014. A transition team has been brought in until a replacement can be found. No word yet on Strang's future plans. [EaterWire]

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