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The Factory at Franklin

230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
+1 615-791-1777
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Not much there!

It could be the time of year, but many stores were closed. Not much to see! Would not recommend for... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
senior_traveller_10
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Stouffville
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Worth a stop

This little mall in its self is not that special. But inside I was pleasantly surprised by the... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
luckyinlove02
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Eugene
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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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Travellers talk about
“antique store” (20 reviews)
“farmers market” (21 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 4 January 2017 via mobile

It could be the time of year, but many stores were closed. Not much to see! Would not recommend for this time of year.More

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Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Hi there! We're sorry that your visit to The Factory didn't live up to your expectations. We are in the midst of a big transition, with three new restaurants launching soon and many new and upcoming maker/vendor retail launches, several in currently empty spaces. At...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

This little mall in its self is not that special. But inside I was pleasantly surprised by the great service I got at 2 little shops. Nature Art had a delightful assortment of cute little trinkets. I purchased some lovely purple Swarovski earrings for only...More

Thank luckyinlove02
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We are so glad that you had a great experience at The Factory and we hope you'll come back and visit again very soon!

Reviewed 18 December 2016

I had been to the Factory several years ago and really enjoyed the shops. This trip was a different story. Many of the shops weren't all that nice and there just didn't seem to be much there anymore. I'm not sure I will go back.More

Thank Steve W
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Sorry your recent visit didn’t live up to the one from several years ago. We are in the midst of a big transition, with three new restaurants launching soon and many new and upcoming maker/vendor retail launches, several in currently empty spaces. At the same...More

Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a great place to find unique items and stores that reflect that TN funk. But most of them are closed on Sunday's, which was the only day we had to show our house guest this interesting place.

Thank fizzy1991
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Thanks for the positive feedback! We'd recommend calling ahead to the stores you'd like to visit before coming as they all make their own hours!

Reviewed 21 November 2016

My wife and I attended the Made South event at The Factory this past weekend and loved it. Not only was The Factory a great location for the Made South event, but the many other shops were great to visit as well.

Thank bgmckinley
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

We love to hear this, thank you so much for the awesome feedback and we hope you'll come back soon!

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We thought this place was very unique and fun. Cute shops in there. Didn't realize that the farmers market was only on Saturdays but that is understandable. It might be more fun when that is going on. All and all we were glad we stopped...More

Thank Kathryn N
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Thank you for the positive feedback, Kathryn! We appreciate it, come back soon!

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

So many different options...everyone can find something they like. Juice bar, coffee bar, carnivore shop, art, jewelry, antiques and much more.

Thank Rena E
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Thank you for the fantastic feedback, Rena! We appreciate you!

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Eclectic selection of stores. Bought a couple of things that are really unique and lovely. I definitely recommend a visit.

Thank greatlake30
Drive N, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Thanks so much for the great feedback! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Interesting place to visit and walk around. I've been there a couple times to attend the Music City Roots show on Wednesday evenings. I'm not a shopper so visiting the stores holds little appeal but it was entertaining to see the old factory and how...More

Thank rrsflorida
Drive N, General Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We are excited that you love Music City Roots and the history of The Factory! See you next time!

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Place is interesting to walk around. Lots of shops and places to eat. I will return again. Parking can be challenging during peak hours.

Thank Robc93a
Drive N, General Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad you had a great time and can't wait to see you next time!

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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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