Hop & Shop Trolley: Free Holiday Rides to Downtown Franklin!


For the second year, we're partnering with The Factory at Franklin + Franklin Transit Authority to provide FREE TRANSPORTATION during select Saturdays in November and December (2015) as part of our "Hop & Shop Trolley" initiative! To help encourage friends and family to experience the joy of “shopping small,” the Hop & Shop ride--which is heated and handicap accessible--will make its first roll from The Factory parking lot at 10 a.m. on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28. The Hop & Shop Trolley will also run Saturday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a short break around 1 p.m. for the drivers. Participating passengers will enjoy festive music on the decked-out trolley, which will run from the front … [Read more...]

Downtown Franklin Offers Free Parking at Multiple + Convenient Locations

Do you avoid going places because of parking? Here in the South, we take pride in scoring the best spots. You know what I mean--my mom used to circle 'round and 'round the mall lot until she found the most ideal location. I think we've all been there before, when the third circle around the block makes shoppers think you are stalking them as they walk back to their vehicles. If none of this applies to you, then you are a much better person than the one writing this! Here's the good news: our quaint town of downtown Franklin has convenient parking. Best part? It's free! With two large parking garages that nearly bookend Main Street and numerous scattered lots, you should never consider parking here a problem... or an inconvenience. As the … [Read more...]