Repairs, renovations on menu for downtown Franklin restaurant

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When a pipe burst in the kitchen of a downtown Franklin restaurant, the owners thought it was a good opportunity to temporarily close and finish some interior renovations and let contractors paid by a state grant finish exterior renovations.

A month has passed since then, and the exterior work on Don and Dona’s Restaurant hasn’t moved forward. What started as a chance to minimize the amount of time the restaurant needed to be closed for renovations is instead dragging on with no end in sight, owner Mary Barnaby said.

“The plan is to reopen. It’s just, I’m not sure when that’s going to be or how it’s going to come about,” Barnaby said.

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