Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Day in Franklin

We thought it would be fun to take $20 to Franklin Tennessee and see how much fun one person could have in 5 hours. We sent Jenna, our intern to Franklin with these instructions: take your camera, walk around, and do whatever looks fun. She found plenty of small-town charm and big-city sophistication during her half-day in historic Downtown Franklin. Jenna set out to visit 3 places inspired by our new Franklin postcards—the town square, the Franklin Theatre, and the Factory.

Down Town Franklin...
“Main Street has great shopping and dining. The cute stores, restaurants and galleries all added to the charming small-town atmosphere. Franklin has a wide variety of shops to choose from including trendy boutiques and locally owned shops with hand-made products. I saw lots of civil war historical markers and land marks—history is everywhere you look in Franklin!” 

Landmark Booksellers...
“I walked into Landmark Booksellers, located on Main St. in Franklin. This beautiful mansion from the 1820's is now a book store full of rare books, new titles, vintage magazines and more.”

The Factory...
“Next, I drove 2 minutes north from downtown to the The Factory at Franklin. I could have spent all day in this place! Built in 1929, this renovated factory building is a great place to shop, dine, or just relax. With everything from a wedding shop to kids pottery classes, there is something for every one.”

“I started getting hungry, so before leaving the Factory, I stopped at the Boxwood Bistro.  Housed in the old payroll office of the factory, this American bistro puts a local spin on its delicious dishes. Most of what they serve is locally grown. All of it is delicious!”

As you can tell, it was really good! 

The Franklin Theatre…
“I drove back into town and checked out the historic Franklin Theater. Sadly, I got there before it was open, so I could not go inside. I’ve heard it is great place to catch a movie or live concert. I have plenty of reasons to go back to Franklin. Next time, I will go later in the afternoon so I can catch a show and dinner!”

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