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The Factory

230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
+1 615-791-1777
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This shopping "mall" is actually very cool. Lots of boutique and special interest shops, cool setup... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
via mobile
Awesome Music Venue - Average Boutique Shops

Plenty of boutique shops that have splashes of splendor but nothing that I would get excited about... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2015
Tampa, Florida
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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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  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064-2256
+1 615-791-1777
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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This shopping "mall" is actually very cool. Lots of boutique and special interest shops, cool setup inside an old factory, and they do music, too. I recommend it, even for non-shoppers!

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Plenty of boutique shops that have splashes of splendor but nothing that I would get excited about and this place does NOT rank in the 'must see this' catagory. If it's on your way, then it's a decent spot to waste some time. However, the...More

Thank 8ric
Reviewed 30 November 2015

If you're planning to spend the day at the Factory, you might want to reconsider...maybe 2 days or 3!...so much to see, do and experience...must see at Franklin!

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 29 November 2015

I decided to go here while staying in Nashville for Thanksgiving. It was a bit outside the city of Nashville but didn't mind traveling in efforts to find a good deal and a novel experience. I was disappointed by the shops. There were boutiques that...More

1  Thank mmmesser
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I do enjoy going to hear Music City Roots at the Factory. There are no bad seats, but you can reserve tickets (seats) ahead of time. Also you can grab a bite to eat from Monell's-just plain ole good southern cooking. Music City Roots venue...More

Thank Harold B
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

We were surprised by the variety of stores and eateries located in the factory. Not only were there works by local artists but also shops where we could walk thru memory lane looking at antiques. When back in the area will plan on spending more...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Really unique shopping center. Stop and get a coffee or cappuccino in the coffee shop there. Nice way to spend the day after going to the farmers market after going to l

Thank cass22598
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

See where the Dortch Stoves and Jamison mattresses were made at one time. Great restoration. See the shops and eat. Enjoy.

Thank Houston N
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I hope someday to see this place filled with more shops, it's a little sparse right now. That said, there is a great farmers market every Saturday, a wonderful antique shop, a fun paint-it-yourself pottery studio, Artisan Guitars, boutiques and more. There are also a...More

1  Thank greengirl68
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

The Factory is located across from the Pilgrimage Festival event at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. Between the Factory holding musical events at night and the festival in the daytime, this is a great place to enjoy music. I hope this is an annual event.

Thank kevin l
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Don T
1 October 2015|
Response from acarmen1 | Reviewed this property |
Don, The address is 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064 Enjoy, I had lots of fun there.