Business Buzz: Slim + Husky's Murfreesboro opens Friday, June 25

Jun 22, 2021 at 11:37 am by Michelle Willard

Slim + Husky's signage for the Murfreesboro location. (Facebook)

Nashville-based Slim + Husky’s Pizza Beeria will celebrate the grand opening of its Murfreesboro location Friday, June 25.

To celebrate, Slim + Husky's will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2222-A Medical Center Parkway beginning at 11 am (CDT) Friday. If you want to try a slim or husky (those are the sizes) pizza, I suggest the California Love or Got Five On It pizzas. Both are veggie and cheese delights. And don't forget the drizzles.

Known for its tasteful blend of artisan pizza, music and art, the popular pizza joint is the chain’s ninth U.S. location, to enjoy an array of signature artisan pizzas, made to order salads, cinnamon rolls and cocktails on tap ― all staples of the Slim & Husky’s brand. The chain’s expansion into Rutherford County follows the recent historical Slim + Husky’s opening at Nashville’s Fifth + Broadway development, signifying the first Black owned restaurant to open on Broadway.

“Rutherford County is part of our middle Tennessee roots. Due to the proximity of our Antioch location, we’ve cultivated a strong following thanks to the patronage of Rutherford County residents and businesses. The continuous growth of Murfreesboro and knowing The Boro is home to MTSU also makes us very optimistic about this new location. We look forward to saving all of our Rutherford County supporters some time and gas by opening a little closer to home,” Co-founders Clint Gray, Derrick Moore and EJ Reed said in a press release. 

In addition to feasting on Slim + Husky’s award-winning pizza, customers can also view artwork showcased by Tennessee artists Bexclusives, X Payne, LeXander Bryant, and Murfreesboro-based artist Dominique Coleman (YouNique).

Each Slim + Husky’s location is constructed with community at the forefront. To celebrate the grand opening and the trio’s commitment to community, Slim + Husky’s will host soft opening events on June 23-24 to honor Rutherford County teachers and first responders (PREAM Heroes).

Teacher Soft Opening, Wednesday, June 23 (11 am – 9 pm): First 100 Rutherford County teachers will receive one (1) free pizza plus fifty (50) percent off additional items. All other Rutherford County teachers will receive fifty (50) percent off meal for the remainder of the day. Teacher ID required (includes Rutherford County Schools, Murfreesboro City Schools, MTSU and other Rutherford County college/university faculty).

PREAM Heroes Soft Opening, Thursday, June 24 (11 am – 9 pm): First 100 PREAM Heroes (first responders) will receive one (1) free pizza plus fifty (50) percent off additional items. All other PREAM Heroes will receive fifty (50) percent off meal for the remainder of the day. Work ID required (includes Rutherford County doctors, nurses, police, fire and EMT personnel).

Slim + Husky’s Murfreesboro hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday (11:00 AM – 9:00 PM) and Friday-Saturday (11:00 AM – 11:00 PM). For a limited time, the Murfreesboro location will only offer in-person dining and carry-out. Online and App orders, third party delivery and catering services will be launched at a later date. In the meantime, all customers are encouraged to follow Slim + Husky’s on social media and to sign up for text alerts (text #PREAM to 615-544-6453) to receive the latest news and updates.

TwelveStone Health Partners announces New Board Member

TwelveStone Health Partners -- which is made up of the left-over parts from when Reeves Sain Drug Store and its specialty pharmacy, EntrustRx, were sold to Fred’s -- announced June 18 a new member will join its board of directors effective immediately.

As a healthcare industry veteran with a proven track record of scaling healthcare organizations, David Bartholomew, executive chairman at Shearwater Health, brings deep experience with payers, health systems, healthcare staffing and strategy. In addition to his ties to finance and private equity, for more than 25 years, he served as president and chief executive officer at Shearwater Health and was inducted into the American Staffing Association (ASA) Leadership Hall of Fame in 2019.

He founded Nashville based Staffmark in 1991 and grew it from a startup to more than 400 locations. Bartholomew has served on several boards including Fourth Capital, Provider Trust, and Staff Management.

“The addition of David to our board is a notable milestone for TwelveStone,” said Shane Reeves, chief executive officer. “His industry acumen and extensive first-hand knowledge in building a multi-site business will be invaluable as we expand across the southeast.”

“Although I’m not a pharmacy expert, I bring a lot of knowledge to the organization through my work with PE firms focused on healthcare and growth-oriented companies,” said David Bartholomew. “I was introduced to Shane through Claritas, and I am so impressed with the passion he has for the business. He loves the employees, the mission and the fact that they help people every day, his enthusiasm is just infectious. The infusion center business is a tremendous growth opportunity for a specialty pharmacy and I look forward to being part of the organization.”

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