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The Factory

230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
+1 615-791-1777
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Closed on Sunday!

They advertise on their website open 10 am-10pm . We made a special trip only to find only the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scott G
via mobile
Cool Concept

They have turned an old factory into a shopping mall. There were some neat locally owned shops... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeff R
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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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.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
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 weeks ago via mobile

They advertise on their website open 10 am-10pm . We made a special trip only to find only the restaurant was open . They should update their website &and Facebook page in order not to misguide the public.

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have turned an old factory into a shopping mall. There were some neat locally owned shops that you won't find at the mall. The main area when you walk in had an ice cream shop, a donut shop and a coffee shop right there....More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gem in the heart of Franklin! Wonderful, local shops, Honest Coffee Roasters, Jeni's Ice Cream, and Five Daughters to mention a few good eats inside. You will be glad you made the stop!

1  Thank islandphrog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive building. Really neat walking around and reading some of the history of the place. Apparently before we arrived there was some sort of bomb threat and the place had just reopened so not all the shops were open. We walked around and checked out...More

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I wanted to go to the Franklin Farmers Market but it was shutting down for the day, The Factory is right next to it so I stopped in. Parking is limited but I got lucky and got a space. There's an Antique Mall inside, much...More

Thank VCJD
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We stopped here on our way out of town and wasn't very impressed. Several shops were empty and the ones that were there were pretty pricy and had random items. I was told that the antique shop had some neat things, but was expensive. There...More

Thank WBJM2009
Drive N, Manager at The Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us and visit the Factory! We're glad you gave us a chance, but we're sad to hear it wasn't what you expected. Our store lineup changes regularly, so we might have something for you the next time...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I love The Factory. It has good shops, a wonderful restaurant, and one of my favorite coffee shops in all of Middle Tennessee. My favorite shop deals in salvaged furniture, antiques, architectural accents and reclaimed wood. It's an artists dream shop. The have a lot...More

Thank 12dbryan
Drive N, Manager at The Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Well thanks for coming to visit so regularly! We're glad you enjoy everything the Factory has to offer, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Wife and I visited while in the Franklin/Nashville area. We have been here before and must say that the shops are nothing of my wife's and I desired taste. Most of the shops are unique and would meet a special clientele. Not to say that...More

Thank william c
Drive N, Manager at The Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us, William! We're glad you came to spend time with us! The shops can change regularly, so we'll hopefully have something for you and your wife next time you come to visit. Again, thanks for giving us...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I enjoy shopping here but the stores close early so get there before around 5! There are cute shops & restaurants & ice cream & coffee shops.

Thank fitzhoyt
Drive N, Manager at The Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thanks for the review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed everything the Factory has to offer. We hope you come back soon to enjoy more sweets and other treats with us again!

Reviewed 7 May 2017

The best exhibit of the art of Dr Seuss. Ann Jackson gallery brought 70 years of his work from Roswell Ga to Franklin. Greatest collection in the world and the curators were very information and fun.

Thank Valerie J
Drive N, Manager at The Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

We're so happy to hear of your wonderful visit with us, Valerie! We hope you come back to see us and more exhibits soon enough!

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Don T
1 October 2015|
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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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