Questions have been swirling about the next new business for Franklin's busiest block since the Candy Rush closed (sob), and yesterday, Brownstoner officially broke the news that Cool Pony has arrived (albeit somewhat incompletely/incorrectly - Kevin and Garnet, who still own the space, have leased it and won't be running the new spot). ILFA swung by today on the recommendations of readers (who'd already been in - thanks to Ben for the top photo, above) and learned that the shop will be quite the multi-purpose place. During the day, they'll have it set up as a thrift store and record shop (with a pile of 78s already on the shelf), and at night, it will transition to a live music and performance venue serving small bites and, if the application process goes well, beer and wine. While they're aiming for an "official" grand opening on March 1st, they're kicking things off this weekend with a slate of events that includes a Friday night square dance and a Sunday night adult puppet show, among others. Swing by this weekend to check them (and lots of live performances) out.
Press release and full schedule to follow in this space.