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The Factory at Franklin

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Neat Little Mall

We enjoyed walking through and checking out the eclectic little shops. Some of the food looked... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2019
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Great concept

We learned about the Factory late in the day, and made it in 15 minutes before closing for most... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2019
Elmhurst, Illinois
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had heard about The Factory from a friend and had a few minutes to visit. Glad that we visited but probably won't return. The shops were not what we normally shop at. We were told to try the donuts from Five Daughters Bakery and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank simplememmaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not many shopping options anymore, and the dining options were mostly closed on a Sunday after 6 pm. Disappointing

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank donnan901
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to meet and sit around eating donuts and ice cream. Unfortunately most of the shops I like to visit have left the factory. This would be a great place if more shopping was available.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Vicki B
Reviewed May 20, 2019

In online descriptions, you would think there are dozens of boutiques, gift shops, galleries and more. While there are 11 or 12 buildings that form the Factory, there are maybe two dozen store fronts overall. A few nice gift and home shops and a couple...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank David6205
Reviewed May 14, 2019

Probably a fun place at one time but not much there now. Very few shops but some eateries offered. We were there on a Monday...maybe more offered on weekends. Had fun taking pictures in the large rocking chair!

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Ruth S
Reviewed April 17, 2019

I used to have an office in an adjacent building during 2011/2012 but haven't visited in a while. I've spent two days this past week working in the large lounge area & sampling the flavors of MojoTacos, Jeni's Ice Cream, Five Daughter's Bakery, and Honest...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robbie G
Reviewed April 13, 2019

I wish I had more time to spend here. I had heard reallly good things about the Franklin Juice Company, so I stopped in to grab some to go. This shopping area was so cute inside. I could see coming there with a book or...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed walking through and checking out the eclectic little shops. Some of the food looked great! Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank MichiganMom74
Reviewed March 31, 2019

We learned about the Factory late in the day, and made it in 15 minutes before closing for most stores. Great space and such a great concept. Plenty of dining (Mojo's Tacos was awesome!), quality vendors, great space for music if they don't already offer...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank blonergan
Reviewed March 29, 2019

The Factory is a quaint little place. It isn't a typical mall. If that's what you're looking for you will be disappointed. It's a great way to spend a little bit of extra time you might have.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Denise M
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Tracy W
May 31, 2019|
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Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the exact answer to your question. However, I was in Franklin recently, and I learned that they are the pilot city for an organization called "Better Cities for Pets". I would call the Williamson County Animal... More
August 8, 2018|
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Response from lindsay_taylor_mba | Reviewed this property |
I believe it opens at 10am on Saturday. Make sure when you go, to check out Five Daughters Bakery. You won’t regret it. Also sometimes there is a Farmer’s market in the back parking lot area behind the factory and it’s a... More
Don T
September 30, 2015|
Response from acarmen1 | Reviewed this property |
Don, The address is 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064 Enjoy, I had lots of fun there.