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The Factory at Franklin

230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
+1 615-791-1777
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Interesting use of space

There are some unique shops,notably the antique store. Nice place to walk around, with a sitting... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Celia48d
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Hamden, Connecticut
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Skip it!

We tried this as some of the reviews were positive about cool shops in the updated factory. One... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Beth B
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Built in 1929, The Factory occupies the buildings that once served as the Dortch Stove Works, Magic Chef and later the Jamison Bedding Company. A member of the National Register of Historic Places, The Factory is rich with history and a very careful renovation has preserved many of The Factory's original features and architectural details. Calvin bought the sprawling complex seven years ago and, after an environmental clean-up, began opening the facility in sections. Today, The Factory at Franklin has 83 tenants. Imagine that factory coming alive with concerts, dining, shopping, meetings, live theatre, art galleries, decorators' showcases, antiques and offices. Our unique facility can serve all this and more. Take a look at The Factory in its days as a bustling, working factory, then embark on a photographic tour of its renovation and transformation to the diverse and vibrant shopping and entertainment complex it is today.
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“farmers market” (25 reviews)
“unique shops” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

There are some unique shops,notably the antique store. Nice place to walk around, with a sitting area near some food vendors.

Thank Celia48d
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for this great review and rating! We are so glad you enjoyed our shops and atmosphere. We hope you will choose to come back again in the future! Have a wonderful day.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We tried this as some of the reviews were positive about cool shops in the updated factory. One shop was actually open (we were there about 6 or 7 on a Saturday evening). Unless they get more stores or have ones that stay open, I...More

Thank Beth B
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

We are dissapointed to hear about your experience, Beth. We appreciate you coming by, and are sorry to hear you did not have the experience you hoped for. We hope you will give us another try in the future! Have a wonderful day.

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We did not have a lot of time left before leaving franklin and stopped at the factory .it had many unique shops and a really good antique mall .missed out on 5 daughters donuts but will be back.

1  Thank john h
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for this fantastic review, John! We are so glad to hear you had a great time with us! We hope you will come back again soon to try 5 Daughters Bakery! Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is a cool shopping mall inside an old factory brought back to glory. Great locally owned shops and a nice antique shop that is just fun to browse in.

Thank Bhamsnowy
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for this fantastic rating! We are so glad you enjoyed our shops as well as your experience with us! We hope you will choose to come back again in the future!

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

They advertise on their website open 10 am-10pm . We made a special trip only to find only the restaurant was open . They should update their website &and Facebook page in order not to misguide the public.

1  Thank Scott G
Reviewed 8 July 2017

They have turned an old factory into a shopping mall. There were some neat locally owned shops that you won't find at the mall. The main area when you walk in had an ice cream shop, a donut shop and a coffee shop right there....More

Thank Jeff R
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for this great rating! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback, and hope you will come back and see us again soon! Have a wonderful day, Jeff!

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

A gem in the heart of Franklin! Wonderful, local shops, Honest Coffee Roasters, Jeni's Ice Cream, and Five Daughters to mention a few good eats inside. You will be glad you made the stop!

1  Thank islandphrog
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for this stellar rating and review! We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time with us and enjoyed our food as welll as our dining! We hope you will choose to come back again soon!

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Impressive building. Really neat walking around and reading some of the history of the place. Apparently before we arrived there was some sort of bomb threat and the place had just reopened so not all the shops were open. We walked around and checked out...More

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for this great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the Factory, and appreciate you taking the time to leave us your thoughts! We hope you will choose to come back again soon. Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I wanted to go to the Franklin Farmers Market but it was shutting down for the day, The Factory is right next to it so I stopped in. Parking is limited but I got lucky and got a space. There's an Antique Mall inside, much...More

Thank VCJD
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We are so glad you chose to come to the Factory, and appreciate you taking the time to leave us your thoughts. We are disspointed to hear that your experience was not 5-star, but...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

We stopped here on our way out of town and wasn't very impressed. Several shops were empty and the ones that were there were pretty pricy and had random items. I was told that the antique shop had some neat things, but was expensive. There...More

1  Thank WBJM2009
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us and visit the Factory! We're glad you gave us a chance, but we're sad to hear it wasn't what you expected. Our store lineup changes regularly, so we might have something for you the next time...More

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Don T
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Response from acarmen1 | Reviewed this property |
Don, The address is 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064 Enjoy, I had lots of fun there.
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