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Reviving Downtown Springfield Part 2

The Chamber recently convened a town hall meeting as a "brain storming" session to facilitate a discussion about the future of downtown Springfield. We were extremely encouraged by the tremendous attendance and the engagement of those present. Nearly 75 participants filled City Hall, including Springfield aldermen, planning commissioners, board of zoning appeals members, historic district residents, property owners and business owners. It was a fruitful and productive discussion and a wide variety of important ideas and innovative suggestions were brought forward.

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Reviving Downtown Springfield

Last month we heard the bad news that Tricia’s on the Square, a long-time favorite place to grab lunch or breakfast in our historic district in Springfield, had decided to shut its doors as a retail establishment. Beyond the obvious disappointment for those who often enjoyed Tricia Templeton’s delicious sandwiches, salads and baked goodies, the closing is a great loss to the vibrancy and attractiveness of our downtown, leaving Burdett’s Tea Shop and The Depot as the only Main Street eateries.

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Chamber Lunch & Learn to Feature Housing Market Expert, Edsel Charles

This quarter our Lunch and Learn features a speaker who is much sought after in the middle Tennessee region. Edsel Charles, the founder and chairman of the board for MarketGraphics Research Group in Franklin, TN, will share his research and expertise as he updates attendees on the Robertson County and middle Tennessee real estate market. Sponsored by the chamber and the Robertson County Association of Realtors, Mr. Charles will address our guests on Thursday, October 25, 11:30 - 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall of Springfield First United Methodist Church at 511 Oak Street

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NorthCrest Medical Center Delivers Regional Medical Presence

Among the many factors that make a community attractive to expanding industries and businesses, the quality and availability of health care ranks high. Access to excellent healthcare facilities, services and physicians for their employees is critically important to decision makers for these businesses. Fortunately for Robertson County, NorthCrest Medical Center allows us to have all the right answers to inquiries about the status of healthcare in our community.

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What Does It Take to Get a Waffle House?

Waffle House, the latest addition to the Springfield restaurant scene, opened late last month with a grand celebration.
Folks in the area are excited to have Waffle House in the community and from the looks of the parking lot each time I have driven past, business has been great for this new eatery. City officials are excited about the additional sales tax revenue that will be generated for Springfield, over $5,000 annually based on estimates of national average store revenues for the Waffle House chain.

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