What happens when you take a former restaurant site and masterplan it for a potential hotel site? Well, through a few stages of planning and design, out comes a 171 room hotel with structured parking. The former Famous Dave’s site, located at 7086 Bakers Bridge Avenue in Franklin, TN, is now cleared out and a sixteen foot deep hole has been carved out in preparation to form up the parking garage structure. By the end of 2020, a custom Fairfield Inn by Marriott will stand in the place of what was a single-story barbecue restaurant. If you happen to be in the Cool Springs area just look for the blue crane soaring six stories in the air. The image above is taken from a perspective of about seventy feet above the site. For reference, Bakers Bridge is at the top of the image and it backs up to Gabe’s (former HH Gregg site) at the bottom of the image.