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Small Business Saturday
Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Its purpose is to support small businesses and celebrate communities across the country. Join us and Shop Small this special weekend, enjoying various discounts and deals in downtown Franklin.
To encourage local shopping, the Downtown Franklin Association annually partners with The Factory at Franklin and the Franklin Transit Authority to provide free transportation with the Hop & Shop Trolley the weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The shuttle is a heated and handicap accessible form of transportation for passengers to take into downtown Franklin from The Factory. Running in 30-minute shifts from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the festive trolley will be available for guests on November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th, and December 17th this year.
The trolley route goes down Main Street every 30 minutes. Guests are picked up at the Factory and dropped off on Main Street. Pickup to go back to the Factory is in one of the quadrants on the square.
Guests are told where to get back on the trolley to go back to the Factory when they are dropped off on Main Street. The route consists of down Main Street from the Factory, turn right at 5 Points, and travel to either Bridge or North Margin to highlight the businesses on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Avenues as well.