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The Factory at Franklin

230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
+1 615-791-1777
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A Franklin Gem!

A gem in the heart of Franklin! Wonderful, local shops, Honest Coffee Roasters, Jeni's Ice Cream... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
islandphrog
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Factory Full of Fun

Impressive building. Really neat walking around and reading some of the history of the place... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Thedevelopingimage
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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” (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 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!

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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!

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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

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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!

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Reviewed 18 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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I love The Factory. It has good shops, a wonderful restaurant, and one of my favorite coffee shops in all of Middle Tennessee. My favorite shop deals in salvaged furniture, antiques, architectural accents and reclaimed wood. It's an artists dream shop. The have a lot...More

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

Well thanks for coming to visit so regularly! We're glad you enjoy everything the Factory has to offer, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Wife and I visited while in the Franklin/Nashville area. We have been here before and must say that the shops are nothing of my wife's and I desired taste. Most of the shops are unique and would meet a special clientele. Not to say that...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us, William! We're glad you came to spend time with us! The shops can change regularly, so we'll hopefully have something for you and your wife next time you come to visit. Again, thanks for giving us...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I enjoy shopping here but the stores close early so get there before around 5! There are cute shops & restaurants & ice cream & coffee shops.

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

Thanks for the review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed everything the Factory has to offer. We hope you come back soon to enjoy more sweets and other treats with us again!

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The best exhibit of the art of Dr Seuss. Ann Jackson gallery brought 70 years of his work from Roswell Ga to Franklin. Greatest collection in the world and the curators were very information and fun.

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

We're so happy to hear of your wonderful visit with us, Valerie! We hope you come back to see us and more exhibits soon enough!

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

There really isn't much to do here. There are some shops, but not all are open. The ones that are open are expensive and most weren't very friendly. The layout of the facility is not well done and it is confusing trying to find your...More

Thank ChiliTravels
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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 give us some great feedback! We're very sorry to hear of your poor experience. We'd like to welcome you back to visit, as more shops are open for the summer! Again, we apologize for your...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I expected a little more out of this place. It's got a few neat shops and a nice antique mall but nothing real impressive. It would help if it had a few more shops and variety. It's mostly antiques, decor, and expensive clothes.

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Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

We appreciate your feedback. We thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you stopped by The Factory. We hope you will come back soon!

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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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