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The Factory at Franklin

230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
+1 615-791-1777
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Family Fun For Everyone

Easy to find located just off the main drag In Franklin. Reasonably priced. Upon arrival, go in... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
John P
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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What a cool concept. This factory has been turned into shopping, eateries and a pottery studio... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
juliehamin
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Alcoa, Tennessee
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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“farmers market” (25 reviews)
“unique shops” (17 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 12 March 2018 via mobile

Easy to find located just off the main drag In Franklin. Reasonably priced. Upon arrival, go in , turn to your left, go to one of the registers, choose your package, get your cards then have fun. Lots of video games that give tickets to...More

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Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hey John! That sounds like an awesome place, if you and your family want to have some different types of family fun come check out one of our shops or restaurants! Have a great day!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

What a cool concept. This factory has been turned into shopping, eateries and a pottery studio. This place is fun to explore. You can grab an ice cream from Jeni’s and walk around looking at artwork, a cool guitar shop and you can even go...More

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Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed shopping and dinning with us, and that you love the vibe the Factory has to offer. We can't wait to have you back to check out our shops or our many events! Have...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We set up here for a trade show last summer and found it to be a very nice venue. We had our granddaughter along, and she had a great time exploring the complex and buying souvenirs at some of its unique shops and boutiques. There...More

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Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thanks for the excellent review! We are so happy to see that you enjoy our venue for your trade show and that you enjoy coming to our farmers market on the weekend. We constantly have new shops and restaurants so be sure to come back...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This was an amazing collection of shops that had so many unique items. Repurposed farm implements, repurposed doors, windows, barn wood, and other stunningly different items. Recommend!

Thank Connie T
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Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Connie, thank you for leaving us this wonderful rating and review! We appreciate your compliments on our variety of shops! Thank you for coming to enjoy your day with us, and we hope to see you again soon. Have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The Ambiance was so relaxing and the Service was Spectacular. We Enjoyed the Wide Selection of Fresh Seafood. Parking was safe. Convenient and easy to find. This was an awesome evening for our family. Big Daddy Caddy Band with Pastor Oscar, On Vocals.More

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Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for this wonderufl feeback, Resse! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us here at The Factory, and that you enoyed the wide selection of seafood. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you will choose to return again! Have a...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I have tried to like The Factory! It just seems so empty and I feel like it needs more shops in it! Kind of disappointing. I visited years ago, and there was so much going on in there and so many shops to visit that...More

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Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are so glad you decided to come by, and hope you will choose to come back again. Our stores are constantly changing, and we would love to have you back in to...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This was our first time here in this old factory turned shopping area. It is a very interesting place with shops and restaurants. Very nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon.More

Thank Richard F
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Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for the great rating, Richard! We are so glad you decided to come see us, and are pleased to hear you had a wonderful time. We hope you will choose to returnm again, and that your experience will be 5-star! Have a great...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

This tiny mall houses the Studiotenn Theatre Company (The Jamison Theatre), Saffire Restaurant, Ginnys Ice Cream Stand, Five Daughters Bakery and a few more little shops. I have to try the Bakery and Ice Cream Stand next time I return as I had just eaten...More

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Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Wow! Thank you for this wonderful rating and review! We are so pleased to hear you loved our variety of shops, dining, and attractions! Thank you for spending your day with us, and we hope to have you back again soon! Have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

awesome place! we went on saturday night to see the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe in the factory and it was amazing. the location was also cool, but a lot of stores were closed on saturday night. i would love to go back to...More

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Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much, Anne! We are so glad to hear that you loved our location, and enjoyed the show! Thank you for stopping by, and we would love to have you back again in the future! Have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across the factory on our way to historic Franklin. The factory is converted wonderfully into many smaller shops, a coffee roaster and shop, amazing bakery, juice bar, ice cream, quaint shops just amazing!! I can’t wait to come back

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Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much for this wonderul feeback! We are so pleased to hear that you stopped by to enjoy our restaurants, shops, and attractions! We would love to have you back again in the future. Have a wonderful day!

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Don T
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Don, The address is 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064 Enjoy, I had lots of fun there.
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