Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant announces Fall Open in Columbia

A new restaurant and music venue has announced plans to Open this Fall 2012 in Columbia.

Puckets Grocery and Restaurant  announced they will be adding a new location in historic downtown Columbia  on the square.
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant is an award‐winning eatery that has been serving up Southern food and live music for years in Historic Franklin and most recently in Downtown Nashville.

Puckett’s Grocery and Restuarant plans to located in the previous Porter‐Walker Company building on the square in Columbia at number 15 Public Square. Renovations to the building are expected to start in the next few weeks.
Harvey Church the Chairman for the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance and Chair Elect for Columbia Main Street, has worked with Puckett’s owner Andy Marshall for several years on the concept of a Puckett’s in Columbia. Church said Puckett’s is not just another restaurant coming to Maury County, but he believes it will be a catalyst in moving our community to another level. Church said “Puckett’s on the square will not only help existing businesses and restaurants in downtown, but will draw new clientele to the area.”

Marshall has been working closely with the Columbia Main Street on the concept of a Puckett’s for several years. After one location fell through in 2010, the Marshall family continued to look for the perfect spot for the restaurant and finally settled on the Public Square property. “We have been busy setting the stage in Downtown Columbia for the likes of Andy Marshall, the famed giant of ‘upscale and down‐home southern cuisine,’ said Kristi Martin, Executive Director of Columbia Main Street. “With unsurpassed success in the areas of food, service, entertainment and business, Puckett’s will be a welcomed shining star at our Public Square. We are the quintessential southern downtown on the rise and Puckett’s is the perfect fit for locals and tourists looking for a place to enjoy everything that represents.”

The new restaurant will be similar to the Franklin and Nashville locations, open seven days a week, from 6 a.m. daily and closing as late as 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday.

Steve Bostelman of Bostelman Enterprises, Inc., an investor in the Puckett’s Columbia project, says he is pleased to announce his involvement in the new endeavor. “It is quality companies like this that we are proud to be associated with in Columbia,” he said

James Fleming, one of the owners of the building where Puckett’s will be locatedagrees that Puckett’s will likely draw not only locals, but also new visitors and businesses alike. “Many of us see Puckett’s as a destination venue that will create a live atmosphere for the growth and expansion of our historical city. We are already hearing “If Puckett’s is coming, I am coming too!”

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