Photo courtesy of Homestead Manor Facebook page
By ALEXANDER WILLIS
Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station, a National Register of Historic Places property established in 1809 with the mansion built in 1819, will serve its final meal on Sunday, Feb. 24, according to a release on social media.
The restaurant, part of A. Marshall Hospitality, will officially close at 4 p.m., and invited guests to visit one last time for dinner or brunch during its last weekend of operation.
In the social media release, it states that staff had decided to dedicate its resources “to the continued cultivation and expansion of some of [their] other concepts like Puckett’s Grocery and Hattie Jane’s Creamery.”
“We thank you for your support of Homestead Manor over the last four years and hope you will join us for dinner and brunch through our final weekend,” writes Homestead Manor staff. “We will also honor any events that are booked in our barn beyond February 24.”
A. Marshall Hospitality operates a dozen restaurants, including Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant locations in Columbia, Chattanooga, Franklin, Nashville, Murfreesboro, and the Puckett’s Trolley food truck; Puckett’s Boat House in Franklin, Deacon’s New South in Nashville, Scout’s Pub in Franklin, and Homestead Manor. The company sold the original Puckett’s location in Leiper’s Fork, which was one of the first properties developed by the company, named for its Williamson County founder and CEO Andy Marshall.
“A. Marshall Hospitality’s many different restaurants are an enticing draw for Williamson County visitors, and Homestead Manor served as an asset to our county that provided great exposure for the Thompson’s Station area,” said Ellie Westman Chin, President and CEO of the Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau, in a press release.
Homestead Manor emerged as a restaurant in 2009 when then-owner Marcia Franks developed it as a tea room.
The property, including the house and events barn on 50 acres protected by the Land Trust for Tennessee, has been listed for sale.