BRENTWOOD, Tenn.- Businesses and homes in Brentwood will spend several hours in the dark while the Nashville Electric Service works to fix some problems in the area.
The outage is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19 to 7 a.m. on June 20. Officials with Nashville Electric Service (NES) will be in the area fixing bad poles and conducting other maintenance that requires an area of Franklin road to be without power.
As a result many of the businesses along that road have been forced to close early, including the H.G. Hill and the Brentwood Place Shopping centers. Owners were notified about the scheduled maintenance last week so they could begin planning.
At Bricks Cafe, employees spent the day moving food from the restaurant's cooler to a refrigerated truck.
"There are actually three restaurants here that are working together, sharing this trailer to get this accomplished safely and protect our products," owner Jimbo Elmerick explained.
The cafe closed at 3 pm Tuesday, six hours earlier than usual, to prepare for the outage. An inconvenience they say considering the restaurant serves an average 100 meals during dinner.
"It's a pain. Lost revenue is just lost revenue. There's no way around it," manager Gretchen Huckabee said. "It's not any ideal time for any business to be shut down when the public is who we're serving and that's who is bringing in the money. "
Not all businesses are closing early. Some have opted to use generators to stay open.
While crews work to replace the bad poles and condense electrical equipment and remove an unused circuit, one lane on Franklin Road will be closed.