Valentine’s Day 2014 in Downtown Franklin

Valentine's Day: love or hate it, you might as well take full advantage of the restaurants' fabulous prix fixe menus and boutiques' big sales! Plus, Travel + Leisure named us one of America's "Most Romantic Towns"... so obviously you should be spending February 14 with us! To help, here's our Downtown Franklin Guide to the holiday. We'll be adding new content as it rolls in, so check back soon! RESTAURANTS & SWEETS Cork & Cow Swank it up at the upscale restaurant just off Main Street: for $150 (not including tax & gratuity) a couple, you get a four-course gourmet meal + one paired cocktail. See the full menu here. Reservations are required, and available by phone at 615-538-6021. Frothy Monkey This coffee, cafe and restaurant … [Read more...]

Puckett’s Boat House Wins Franklin Scarecrow Contest

An estimated 60,000 people filled Franklin's Main Street during the 30th Annual Pumpkinfest on Oct. 26. Adding to this year's fall festivities was Downtown Franklin Association (DFA)'s Franklin Scarecrow contest, where nearly of our 20 merchants and restaurants participated by creating their own one-of-kind scarecrows. Leading up to the festival we encouraged the public to vote for their favorite straw ornament. Last Thursday, we announced that Puckett's Boat House won its first-ever scarecrow competition for the life-size "fisherman" that was perched on the Southern seafood restaurant's roof throughout the month of October. "We're excited about holding the bragging rights for the contest until next year," said Boat House General Manager … [Read more...]

Dogs Days of Summer in Downtown Franklin

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SHOP LOCAL. SUPPORT LOCAL. More than 20 downtown Franklin businesses will support local charities on Tuesday, August 27 through their sales, as part of a “Dog Days of Summer" event designed to engage the community  with local non-profits! Locations include both merchants and restaurants. Participating DFA businesses will donate 10-15 percent of sales between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to a non-profit of their choice--and many will leave their doors open later for the event. These merchants and restaurant owners have chosen organizations that are near and dear to both their own hearts and their customers. If you participate, please use #DogDaysofSummer or #FranklinLove so that we can follow your adventures! Participating DFA restaurants … [Read more...]

Downtown Franklin Merchants Give Back to Charities This Friday

Twenty-two Businesses Donate 15 Percent of Sales to Charities Between 4-9 p.m. More than 20 downtown Franklin merchants will band together this Friday, Feb. 8, to support nearly two dozen local charities through “Open Your Heart,” a collaborative fundraising effort coordinated by the non-profit Downtown Franklin Association (DFA). The participating businesses will leave their doors open later and donate 15 percent of sales between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to a non-profit organization of their choice. Each shop or restaurant is within a four-block walking distance. DFA Director Nancy Williams said the promotion was created to show support for community organizations through a unified effort among local merchants. This is the second event of its … [Read more...]

2012 New Year’s Eve in Downtown Franklin

  Puckett’s Boat House is adding some French Quarter flavor to downtown Franklin on New Year’s Eve, ringing in 2013 with two live shows and a special celebratory menu full of Gulf Coast flavor. The Southern seafood-focused eatery will host Roux du Bayou, a high-energy Cajun band that entertains with authentic zydeco, Mardi Gras and swamp pop music—with some classic rock n’ roll and R&B thrown in for good measure. The group has been regaling the region with its Creole music for 13 years, and promises to bring a Bourbon Street feel to the Boat House. In addition to the authentic bayou tunes, the Boat House has created an all-you-can-eat buffet, including steaming plates of Southern seafood, crab legs and Puckett’s signature side … [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...]