The news broke last Friday in the Business Journal, and since then no other local news source picked up the story. I view this as very significant, given the history not only of this project, but others as well since 2008.
It can be said that retail issues in Franklin are due to "global economic collapse". Unfortunately, that's the standard being used throughout the country and nothing is being done to buck the trend. Instead of shrugging shoulders and walking away, let's look for a solution and see if there are other factors leading to Franklin's very real retail problem. Some might disagree, but there really is a retail problem in Franklin. A community doesn't have what our leaders coined "The Big Three" in retail projects in 2007/2008 all end up in the pits. Yet somehow, some way, Franklin pulled it off.