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The Factory at Franklin

230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
+1 615-791-1777
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Vintage meets Modern

Having previously lived in a converted factory, I loved this shopping area. There is a little bit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lindsay_taylor_mba
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Very Cool Mall

The factory is converted into a very cool mall that is what I would call hipster. Good food places... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
peacemamasunshine
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Los Angeles, California
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“farmers market” (26 reviews)
“unique shops” (17 reviews)
“guitar shop” (3 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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+1 615-791-1777
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had gone to the Visitors Center to find out places around Franklin worth seeing. They suggested The Factory near the water tower, that it’s filled with shops in an old factory. Sunday they had the Farmers Market and that is where the Factory is....More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Tons of great stores and unique items. We stumbled upon a place where you can paint pottery - they fire it and then you come back to pick it up. So much fun.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We have stopped here for many years, primarily to go to the antique store. However, on this trip, they were having an auction and closing the store. The cute children's shop is also closed. It appears to be more of a artsy and amateur entertainment...More

Thank Gma4198
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Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, and we are disappointed to hear that your experience was not all you hoped it would be. We hope you will choose to come back and give some of our new attractions a chance!...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

This is a multi-use venue with restaurants and varied entertainment. I've attended a musical dinner night there and it was fun. Also inside is the Five Daughters Bakery. This time I went on a Saturday morning to check out the farmers market which happens 52...More

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Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

We appreciate this wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us, as well as Five Daughters Bakery! We appreciate you coming by to enjoy our farmers market, and are pleased that you would love to come back and see us, for...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Cute shops and great food selection. Definitely worth a visit. The BBQ restaurant was amazing and our sons chicken and waffles looked delicious.

Thank jpbiwer
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Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thank you for this wonderful review! We are so glad that your experience with us was 5-star. Thank you for coming to enjoy our restaurants and factory! We hope to see you all again soon. Have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

The Factory at Franklin has space and promise. An unexpected and delightful find was Artisan Guitars where one of the owners spent 20 minutes showing us their incredible collection of guitars! NOT a place for children who can't "look but not touch", though a wonderful...More

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoy your visit and that you were able to find shops in The Factory that you liked so much. We can't wait to have you back to explore all of our other shops and...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We went here based on the reviews. Maybe should have come on a Saturday instead of a Monday. The mall was open but at least half the stores were closed, and no signs with hours or explanation as to why they were closed. I saw...More

1  Thank Jennifer S
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Stephanie J, Manager at The Factory at Franklin, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Thanks for the review, we appreciate your feedback. We always have new shops opening up and you can always check out our events page and join us for one of our many events! We hope to have you back!

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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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