Category: Franklin Shops

The Factory at Franklin, Then and Now

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 which has been carefully preserved in the renovation. The Factory’s original features and architectural details gather all its historical […]

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The Perfect Picnic

  The sun has been playing hide-and-seek lately, but soon she will be out in all her blazing glory. You know what that means: Picnic time!   Franklin is home to some glorious picnicking patches. Here are my top three spots to cop a squat:   1. Harlinsdale Farm Picnic with your puppy at Franklin’s […]

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Downtown Franklin Shop of the Week: City Farmhouse

I typically don’t write about two shops back to back, but this shop is worthy of extolling. City Farmhouse, run by Kim and David Leggett, offers antiques for “urban and country living with an eclectic style.”     But they don’t just do interior furnishings well. These local folks are electrifying the virtual marketplace. With […]

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Downtown Franklin Shop of the Week: Gallery 202

I absolutely love the guys at Gallery 202! You’ll likely not meet anyone as invested in Franklin’s culture as Kelly Harwood, owner of Gallery 202— an art gallery dedicated to art collectors and lovers. He and manager Jim McReynolds initiated Franklin’s Art Crawl that happens every first Friday of the month following in the arts […]

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Downtown Franklin Shop of the Week: Haven

Haven is one of my favorite places to shop for designer clothes. Haven carries some of the best trending designers like Free People, Equipment and Haute Hippie. The whole shop is an artistic experience. I get inspiration every time I walk into that store!   Taigan, an online shopping gallery of top designers, describes Haven better […]

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Downtown Franklin Shop of the Week: Franklin Skateshop

Skate or die! Or at least buy some cool skateboarding gear and have a pretty rocking hobby! With Franklin’s own public skate park (in Jim Warren Park off Boyd Mill), the Franklin Skateshop offers everything you need to be grinding, dropping in, and bailing.   The owner of the shop, Donny Myhre, is a retired […]

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Downtown Franklin Shop of the Week: The Heirloom Shop

Christmas is, among many things, a time for tradition.  The Heirloom Shop is a Franklin tradition. The shop has been in business for more than 24 years and can easily be referred to as the “Christmas Store.”     For the traditionalists among you, there are Franklin collectable ornaments, snow globes, villages, and figurines. You […]

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Downtown Franklin Shop of the Week: Anthropologie

ALERT: Corporate America has invaded our tiny town! Four days ago, Anthropologie, the national upscale boutique, opened its doors to Franklin shoppers. Do we mind? Not in the least! We love quality retailers that bring quality goods that, consequently, bring new shoppers to our locally-owned shops. Plus, there’s the amazing sale closet! You have to […]

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Downtown Franklin Shop of the Week: Frothy Monkey

Though the latest addition to the downtown shopping district of Historic Franklin is still in renovation stage, we are giddy in anticipation of its opening! Frothy Monkey is a locally owned coffee cafe that touts itself as having “developed the ideal dining experience: creative folks using local ingredients to prepare original dishes served in a […]

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