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.Make The Factory at Franklin a part of your Franklin vacation plans using our Franklin travel route builder app.
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.
The Factory at Franklin reviews
We have been to Franklin a number of times but 2020 seems to have led to a decline here at this location. To begin with there were a number of empty storefronts. It was sad to see as in the past we... more »
We were there in June....I am sorry to say that it appeared that many booths were empty, probably due to COVID-19. The ones that were there were great! I am not sure what the names of them were... more »
This is a really cool place to visit! It’s an old converted factory where appliances used to be made. It’s now filled with shops, eateries, and even a venue for special occasions. The food selection is great (you have to try the tacos!) There are local “specialty” shops. A vintage record store. A reclaimed home decor shop. If you have a beard (or shave one), there’s a shop for that, too. Beef jerky- check. A barber shop (with a bar for refreshments while you wait)- check. A ceramic crafting/painting shop. Some really amazing insects (you’ll see what I mean when you visit). Seafood, ice cream, (did I mention tacos?)... It’s really worth a visit! A great way to kill some time, enjoy some local culture, and explore a really cool old building.
Very cool place. Had ice cream at Jeni's ice cream and also had a donut from 5 sisters bakery. Both were outstanding. Really neat place built in an old stove factory.
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