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Address: 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
Phone Number: +1 615-791-1777
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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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A cute olace

We thought this place was very unique and fun. Cute shops in there. Didn't realize that the farmers market was only on Saturdays but that is understandable. It might be more fun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Kathryn N
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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Tennessee
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82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I attended the Made South event at The Factory this past weekend and loved it. Not only was The Factory a great location for the Made South event, but the many other shops were great to visit as well.

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Thank bgmckinley
Hudsonville, Michigan
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We thought this place was very unique and fun. Cute shops in there. Didn't realize that the farmers market was only on Saturdays but that is understandable. It might be more fun when that is going on. All and all we were glad we stopped though.

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Thank Kathryn N
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

So many different options...everyone can find something they like. Juice bar, coffee bar, carnivore shop, art, jewelry, antiques and much more.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Eclectic selection of stores. Bought a couple of things that are really unique and lovely. I definitely recommend a visit.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Interesting place to visit and walk around. I've been there a couple times to attend the Music City Roots show on Wednesday evenings. I'm not a shopper so visiting the stores holds little appeal but it was entertaining to see the old factory and how it's been renovated to its current use.

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Thank rrsflorida
Drive N, General Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We are excited that you love Music City Roots and the history of The Factory! See you next time! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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195 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Place is interesting to walk around. Lots of shops and places to eat. I will return again. Parking can be challenging during peak hours.

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Thank Robc93a
Drive N, General Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad you had a great time and can't wait to see you next time! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place has an assortment of cool shops and boutiques, bakery, coffee shops and the boutiques and artisan shops are incredible. One-of-a-kind. You could spend all day here.

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Thank Holiday_Maker49022
Drive N, General Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great feedback! We really appreciate it, come back soon! More 

Haslett, Michigan
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We spent a rainy Saturday morning here. The weather prevented us from enjoying the farmers market that was set up outside, but it was quite large and looked like it was popular with the locals. We browsed a couple of the buildings that make up the Factory. It appeared to be heavy on antique stores, but that was fun. There... More 

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Thank wjs60
Drive N, General Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great feedback! We truly value the opinions of our customers and hope that you'll come back again soon! More 

Murfreesboro
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday to just browse around. Nice atmosphere great donuts a little pricey 2 donuts 9 bucks.

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Thank Monica E
Drive N, General Manager at The Factory, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Monica! Hope you'll come back and visit us again soon! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I love the vibe at this place, and the indie style of shops available. I got a pressed juice whilst here which was very expensive for what it was, but tasty! Good places to sit and nice background music.

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

Thanks so much for the kind review! We value the opinions of our customers, please come back soon! More 

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