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

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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...]

City Farmhouse Is Moving To The Factory at Franklin

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For the past six years, Kim and David Leggett have offered downtown Franklin shoppers a wide selection of vintage and antique items--”picked” by trusted sources from honeyholes across the country--through the City Farmhouse store on Bridge Street. This week, the nationally recognized “pickers” and interior designers announced that their brick-and-mortar shop will be permanently relocating to The Factory at Franklin, located at 230 Franklin Road. Kim Leggett said the versatility of the space is what first drew them, followed by the Factory’s community. “We’re thrilled with the fresh opportunities and new creative vision we’ll be able to implement now,” Leggett said. “There are already several impressive antique stores here, and … [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...]