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Address: 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: +1 615-791-1777
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Built in 1929, The Factory occupies the buildings that once served as the...

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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Nice farmers market and Quant shops

The Saturday morning farmers market is very nice. Plenty of parking but get their before 10 am since traffic will start to backup around the area. Great food trucks for a quick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been told to make this one of my stops by a friend who knows me well, I'm sure glad I got there early! This is a true southern charm in the heart of Tennessee! From the fresh cold press juice of Franklin, to the stroll through the market itself- one can't imagine how this area is thriving without seeing... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are just window shopping you've found where to go but if you are trying to buy reasonably or for resale... move on... We've visited the past two summers and probably won't return. Not worth the time unless you just need an inside area to beat the heat and be inside. Desk staff is too busy talking on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lot less shops than when I 've visited previously. Interesting bakery. No shops upstairs. Would recommend downtown Franklin instead for boutique shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on The Factory my mistake and fell,in love with it. Noted out time there. Five Daughters Bakery is a must. What an awesome place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Saturday morning farmers market is very nice. Plenty of parking but get their before 10 am since traffic will start to backup around the area. Great food trucks for a quick and delicious breakfast or hot dogs, coffee and hot donuts. Some homemade pasta, desserts, jams, honey, breads to name but a few. The Shops in the factory for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The factory is awesome. Wonderful shops and restaurants.Great history. Family friendly. The farmers market on the weekends is really good.

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Livingston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went on Monday. must of the shops were closed. it was more like a big coffee house with a few antique stores.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We like the shops in the factory, but are disappointed that the 2 main restaurants are closed on Sun and Mon. Only once have we been able to eat here. It would be great for out of town people if these restaurants were open 7 days

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Drive N, Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! It's up to the restaurants to decide their schedules. We hope you'll come back soon! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The Factory is a cool setup, with historic buildings that were not completely destroyed by modernization. The shops inside are OK, not to my taste but would definitely appeal to someone with a taste for more rustic art, or with more general art knowledge than I have. The restaurants are good, and we definitely want to see a show sometime.... More 

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Drive N, Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! Please come back and see us again! More 

Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We always take guests to the Factory. Lunch, shopping or just a cup of coffee....everyone enjoys the unique setting. Lots of places for the men to relax while ladies shop, clean restrooms and all located right by the Saturday Franklin Farmers Market. Always a good time!

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Drive N, Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the five star review!! We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon! More 

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