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“So cute, it is amazing what they have done here”

The Factory at Franklin
Ranked #14 of 69 things to do in Franklin
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 July 2018

There are great shops and food choices in this restored building. It was great to see how they have re purposed this place.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We love big city markets with varied eateries and local goods... the Factory at Franklin seemed to be heading in that direction. Super cool factory that is being repurposed for a market, but it seems incomplete! There are some great eateries and a few local artists with works on display, but more is needed, in my opinion! Right now it is a place to grab a snack. It is worth a walk through... but don’t plan to spend hours exploring. The potential is there.. but it has not been realized.

Thank Millytravels
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Having previously lived in a converted factory, I loved this shopping area. There is a little bit of everything for everyone here. You have your bakery, coffee shops, ice cream shop and various small businesses stores. It is great for couples, families and if you are a millennial/hipster you are going to love how they took an old factory building and revamped it into a wonderfully diverse shopping center. I highly recommend to come here!

Thank lindsay_taylor_mba
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

The factory is converted into a very cool mall that is what I would call hipster. Good food places, interesting shops. There is a huge guitar store and art shops. It's a place my teenager found to be "awesome." And my little one loved the enormous rocking chair. Nice family place to walk around and doesn't take a lot of time.

Thank peacemamasunshine
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

WHAT WE LOVED: actual refurbished factory, second-hand leather couches/chairs in huge open sitting area, selection of vendors

WHAT WE LIKED: coffee shop, pottery shop

WHAT WE'LL DO DIFFERENT NEXT TIME: visit on a Saturday

Thank angelandshawn
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