2014 Main Street Brew Fest: the breweries

Beer. Bagpipes. Irish cheer. Pub food. What about that doesn't sound like a party? Each year for the past decade, Main Street Brew Fest has been an opportunity for beer lovers to taste some of the latest local, national and international additions to an exploding micro-brewery market... all the while exploring Downtown Franklin’s historic retail district! Join us on Saturday, March 15, to taste dozens--and dozens--of craft beers at 30-plus tasting sites from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Get more details here, or buy tickets here (we've sold out well in advance the past several years). {PSSST: we're using the hashtag #FRANKLINBREWFEST. Join in on the fun y'all!} Itchin' to know which brewers are participating? Our generous sponsor, R.S. Lipman … [Read more...]

Small Business Saturday: SHOP SMALL!

#SmallBizSat in Downtown Franklin, Tennessee Our downtown Franklin community is joining together to support Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, as part of a national effort to support independently owned merchants! Many of our 150 shops and restaurants in the surrounding historic core are offering special sales and other promotions the day after “Black Friday.” The following merchants will offer a 10% discount on your ticket when you present a receipt from another Downtown Franklin shop or restaurant: Arbor Antique Mall (see below for sale exclusions); Avec Moi; Bittersweet Primitives; Boutique MMM; Bunganut Pig; Chapman’s Pie Wagon; Coffee House at Second & Bridge; Landmark Booksellers; Main Street Toy Shoppe; McCreary’s Pub; Mellow … [Read more...]

Dog Days of Summer Promotion Gives Back in a big way

Downtown Franklin Businesses Donate More Than $7,000 To Charities A group of downtown Franklin merchants supported local charities through their sales one night last month, as part of a “Dog Days of Summer” promotion coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA). Twenty-two of the participating businesses collectively donated more than $7,000—15 percent of their sales between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. that night—to a non-profit organization of their choice. Four businesses chose to rally around Williamson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization devoted to the best interests of abused and neglected children. City Farmhouse, McCreary’s Irish Pub, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Puckett’s Boat House all … [Read more...]