As The Factory at Franklin strives to become the ultimate place for locals and visitors to shop, eat and hang out with family and friends, a few new businesses opened in 2017 and there are a couple announced for a 2018 opening.
One of the biggest announcements made in 2017 was that popular Nashville burger restaurant The Pharmacy was to open in the former Lyrics space, located near the Franklin Road entrance. While we patiently waited for the East Nashville based burger joint to open, The Pharmacy chose not to continue with its project at The Factory. As of now, we don’t have any information about who will occupy the space but anxiously await good news for 2018.
Making way for The Pharmacy, The Little Cottage, a children’s clothing store, moved out of its current space to their new home at Jamison Square, across Liberty Pike from The Factory. Joining The Little Cottage in Jamison Square in 2017 was Annette Charles, a women’s boutique who also moved from their location inside The Factory.
Longtime restaurant Saffire will close at the end of the year and we look forward to the new Mojo’s Tacos opening in that space spring of 2018. Another restaurant/retailer that closed was Gulf Pride Seafood, in its place Music City Seafood opened its doors.
What’s New at The Factory
If you haven’t visited The Factory lately, you should stop by. Here are the new stores that opened in 2017:
Jeni’s Ice Cream truck rolled into The Factory last December but left in the spring. Now, in the same spot where they parked the truck sits a permanent outpost for the famed ice cream making it the second shop to open in Williamson County. Learn more here.
Made in TN opened on Small Business Saturday (November 25) in The Factory in Franklin. The new Tennessee centric gift occupies the space vacated this summer by Walker Creek Confections.
Owners Ilex and Sarah Pounders told us they wanted to bring their online store, which has been open for a year, to a brick and mortar location and share their passion for local products and food. Learn more about Made in TN here.
2017 was a busy year at City Farmhouse. They transformed their store into an event space in February 2017 but in November, re-opened their retail store. They first opened in 2015 at The Factory and continue to host the sought after City Farmhouse Pop-up Fairs. Learn more here.
Starting off 2017, Funk Seoul Brothers opened a location in The Factory. Their popular food truck still operates at special events.
A new type of seasonal market made its debut at The Factory at Franklin on Sunday, Apr. 9. The Sunday Market featured handmade goods designed by local artisans as well as high-quality vintage finds. Market admission was free, but guests are encouraged to learn about and support the community-focused non-profit highlighted each month.
Be sure to visit the Factory at Franklin located at 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Follow them on Facebook for the latest news.