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10th Street Widening Phase 2 Underway

Utility work underway, the first stage in widening the next stretch of Cookeville’s 10th Street. In this phase, workers will convert the road to two lanes in each direction with a center-turn lane, from Old Kentucky Road to Fisk Road. Public Works Director Mary Beth Elrod said crews are relocating underground utilities, such as sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water. ... Read More »

Developer Asks For Delay In Wendy’s Signage Discussion At Old Kentucky

Cookeville City Council accepted a request Thursday night to postpone an appeals hearing on additional signage for the Old Kentucky Road shopping development. Developer Wayne Cravens had asked for the hearing after the Planning Commission denied an additional free standing pole sign for a proposed Wendy’s fast food location. “He is evaluating moving an approved monument sign for this development ... Read More »

Tax Free Holiday For Food Items Happening Now

Grocery stores across the Upper Cumberland already experiencing a busy start to August as some food items are tax free until the end of the month. The General Assembly passed the sales tax holiday as relief for citizens earlier this summer. Food City District Manager Steven Jones said meat and non-perishable items expected to be hot items at its Cookeville ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning Approves Old Kentucky Commons PCD Plan Relative To Screening

Cookeville Planning Commission has approved an amendment to the Planned Commerical Development screening requirements at Old Kentucky Commons. Planning Director Jon Ward said when the city council approved the PCD for Food City in 2019, they also set forth screening requirements that would protect the privacy of Bilbrey Park residents. “The area in question contains some existing, mature trees and ... Read More »

Cookeville’s Food City Open For Business

Cookeville’s Food City has officially opened. The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday night leading up to Wednesday’s grand opening. Food City CEO and President Steve Smith said the some 54,000 square foot store has 220 employees ready to serve. “We are so glad to be part of Cookeville, part of Putnam County” Smith said. “We are going to ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Amendment For Food City Infrastructure Agreement

Cookeville City Council will consider an amended agreement with Food City Thursday night allowing the company to open before the original infrastructure work is complete. City Manager James Mills said that the company wants to open April 6th. He said Food City has been a good corporate partner. “But this is not an ideal situation this is not the way ... Read More »

Cookeville Food City Opening Pushed To Spring

Work continues on Cookeville’s new Food City, but the opening of the 10th Street store will not happen for a few more months. Food City CEO and President Steve Smith said delays in equipment deliveries caused the push back. “The floors are poured. The main power is not on in the store yet, so we have temporary power on in ... Read More »

Food City Breaks Ground On New Cookeville Store

Cookeville’s newest supermarket, Food City, took the first step of construction Monday. The ground breaking was held where the store will stand at the intersection of East 10th Street and Old Kentucky Road. President and CEO Steve Smith said he is excited to be a part of the growth of Cookeville. “We’re proud to be locally owned and operated,” Smith ... Read More »

Food City Project Breaks Ground Next Week

Groundbreaking for the new Food City project will take place next week. Developer Wayne Cravens confirmed the move Tuesday during a meeting of Putnam County’s Joint Economic Development Board. The new shopping center will be built on 10th Street near the intersection of Highway 111. This project includes the widening of 10th Street from Highway 111 to Old Kentucky Road. ... Read More »

New Cookeville Food City To Bring 150+ Jobs

The President/CEO of Food City said the company’s new Cookeville supermarket will bring between 150 and 175 new jobs. Second-generation grocer Steve Smith said the chain has been watching Putnam County’s growth for some time. The store will open next fall at the new 10th Street/Old Kentucky Road Shopping Center approved by the Cookeville Planning Commission. “We think Cookeville is ... Read More »