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Broken pipe to delay GRAYS on Main grand opening until Aug. 4

A collapsed sewer line on Main Street has delayed the grand opening ceremony for GRAYS on Main, originally scheduled for this Sunday. The City of Franklin immediately began work to repair the line, but the lack of water in the restaurant set training and preparations back to the point that the decision was made to delay the grand opening ceremony by one week to Sunday, Aug 4.

“We lost four days of training and thought it best to delay the grand opening event,” said GRAYS owner Michael Cole. “The City of Franklin should be commended for springing to action and getting the pipe repaired. Now we can get back to training our staff and preparing to delight our guests at a ‘Taste of GRAYS’ on Aug. 4.”

Cole, his wife, Joni, and building owner Andy Marshall have been working for months to bring the former drug store back to life. The circa 1876 building sat vacant for nearly a decade, and the group has renovated it for its new use while paying homage to its history, including the people who have played a part in the GRAYS story.

“It’s important to us that we do it right, and we have some fun surprises in store for everyone who attends our grand opening ceremony,” Cole said. “It will be worth the wait.”

Invitation-only soft openings will take place Wednesday through Friday of next week, with the Taste of GRAYS event scheduled to start at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4. The following Monday, Aug. 5, GRAYS on Main will be open for business at 11 a.m.

The Taste of GRAYS event is free and open to the public.
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For a story on the history of GRAYS, click here.

Posted on: 7/17/2013


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