Saturday Mornings in Historic Downtown Franklin TN

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Franklin Homes Realty LLC

Saturday Mornings in Historic Downtown Franklin TNI love Saturday mornings in historic downtown Franklin. The first stop is the Franklin Farmer's Market. This is a wonderful place to buy fresh produce, organic meats, baked goods, plants and flowers. Several vendors also sell specialty jams, jewelry and homemade artifacts. 

We can't visit the market without a stop at Ellie's Old-Fashioned Doughnuts to say hello to our favorite donut maker, Danny and his family. Ellie's has the best hot cinnamon sugar donuts you'll ever eat. They melt in your mouth. It's hard not to have one while searching for ingredients for the week's meals. Music can be heard as local artists entertain the crowd. 

Saturday Mornings in Historic Downtown Franklin TNFrom there we head over to Merridee's Breadbasket. The baked goods here are out of this world but Tom especially likes their Highlander Grog coffee. I go for the sticky buns and to soak in the local culture. People love to congregate at Merridee's. You'll see all kinds of things happening here from people conducting business interviews to moms helping kids with homework. It's not unusual to run into friends or past clients as this is the place to be on a Saturday morning.

From there we head over to The Shoppes on Main. You will find every kind of tchotchke available here but you'll also find an exhaustive collection of artwork, pottery, lamps and home decor. This is where I shop for closing gifts for the week.

Saturday Mornings in Historic Downtown Franklin TNAs we walk down the streets of historic Franklin, we poke our heads in Main Street Toy Shoppe, The Iron Gate and Yarrow Acres. We'll stop at Franklin Theatre to see what local live performance is happening or what classic movie is being shown. This art deco movie house dates back to 1937. An $8M renovation was completed in 2011 to resurrect this crown jewel of Franklin.

There is a unique combination of old and new here. From the Starbuck's located at Five Points to the Frothy Monkey located just doors away in an old historic home. Both coffee purveyors keep our residents and visitors fully caffeinated.

We might stop in for a frozen yogurt treat at Sweet Cece's or stop at Grays on Main, 55 South or McCreary's Pub for lunch. Sometimes we'll just sit down on a nearby park bench and watch the passersby.

There are so many things to do in historic Franklin, it's a good thing that there are six more days of the week to enjoy all that the town has to offer.

Saturday mornings in historic downtown Franklin TN--my favorite time of the week. 

Posted by
Tammie White, Managing Broker/Owner
CLHMS, CRS, GRI, SFR
Franklin Homes Realty LLC
Franklin, TN
(615) 495-0752 
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Nina Hollander
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Tammie... how much would I love to take this tour with you in person! Historic, downtown Franklin looks like a lovely place to visit.

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I enjoyed reading this post, Tammie. Sounds like you had a great time. All the best!

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Nice post Tammie and you bring Historic Downtown Franklin to life. I have enjoyed the times I have visited, so much to do. Thank you for your entry in the challenge.

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Nina Hollander - Visit us any time and we'll take you on a tour of our wonderful town.

Katerina - Thanks for stopping by.

Debbie - I love living in Franklin. The historic downtown area was our primary reason for moving here.

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Tammie -- if they'd only let me out of Charlotte! One of these days I'm just going to get in a car and go to a few places like Franklin.

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