If you’ve visited (or driven by) The Factory at Franklin over the past few months, you’ve likely witnessed a bustling scene. Yes, construction is nearly finished on the new and improved Factory! A longstanding fixture of Franklin’s history, the former stove manufacturing plant-turned-retail-and-restaurant complex is deeply rooted in the area’s narrative. The property’s water tower and smokestack are iconic landmarks of Williamson County’s shopping and dining scene.
Come April, The Factory will be offering an entirely new experience. From an upgraded roster of shops and restaurants (wait until you see this list!) to a brand new bar concept, we’ve got the exclusive first peek at what you can expect.
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One of the most highly anticipated elements of the new Factory at Franklin project, The Skylight bar has a front-row seat – actually, 35 of them – to all of the action. A formerly hidden second level of the building has been exposed to reveal its original iconic clerestory windows, which is where The Skylight gets its name. On a sunny day, the light will flood from all sides, illuminating the greenery hanging overhead. In fact, the entire area will be dripping with foliage, framing furniture sourced from nearby Ashland City.
The bar is in the middle of it all, surrounded by local favorite eateries like Edley’s, Otaku Ramen, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Mojo Tacos, and more. It’s a gathering place for food and fun — with The Skylight as its centerpiece.
Thanks to bar manager Kristian Albarran, previously of Gray’s on Main, the beverage menu will boast cocktails that pay tribute to the Factory’s history along with whimsical options like the Wake Up Call, featuring cacao rum and espresso liqueur, and The Potbelly, featuring scotch and rye whiskey.
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