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Life is Sweet: The Story of Five Daughter’s Bakery

The big question: who knew? Who knew that what started off as a donut and pastry stand would turn into a bakery with four locations, with another location planning on opening in 2018? Who knew that the owners of this bakery would have 5 children: all girls. It’s hard to know what great things life will bring you. For Five Daughters Bakery owners, Isaac and Stephanie Meeks, there was a point when owning an extremely successful bakery was not part of the plan. But Isaac, who was working a successful corporate job, knew there had to be something more to life. Something more meaningful. Something different. So when the food-loving couple created the ‘croissant donut’ and had it sold in a local coffee shop within 4 days, something life-changing was taking place; Isaac and Stephanie just didn’t know quite yet exactly what that change would bring.

Within two months of creating their first donut, Isaac and Stephanie decided to open up shop officially on February 14, 2015. The first step on the road to their success was the opening of a booth on Saturday mornings here at the Factory at Franklin. They began selling 100 layer and paleo donuts to a large following of fans. Not soon after, a line stretched the entire length of The Factory’s lobby! Something great was definitely happening. Not long after, Isaac and Stephanie were able to install a commercial kitchen in this original location and the rest is history. The bakery would quickly grow into four other locations, with another one slated to open in 2018.

The famous 100 Layer Donut is now offered in a plethora of delicious staple flavors such as Maple Glaze and Vanilla Sugar. Five Daughters bakery also has many donuts on seasonal rotation. Any pumpkin spice lovers out there? If so, this is where you come in! On the list of rotated items, you can find many favorites such as Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake, Apple Crumble and of course, Pumpkin Spice! Come quickly though, because these popular seasonal flavors will not last forever.

When asked what the best part about being part of The Factory family, the two answered loud and clear with: clientele, family atmosphere and the great opportunity for growth. All Isaac and Stephanie needed was a chance to succeed. The Factory was so happy to give them that chance, and what started off as a motto for the bakery has now turned into a mission: “Nothing is sweeter than family.”

Whether it be the ingredients that go into the pastries or serving the community, family is the most important aspect of the Five Daughters Bakery mission. A community really is just one big family and because of this, treating the community like family is what Isaac and Stephanie live for… Being able to share the experience with their five daughters makes the journey even sweeter.

If you appreciate sweet treats and family the same way Five Daughters Bakery does, then this is the bakery for you! Everything Five Daughters does is with the mission of family first. As a member of the Franklin community, you are apart of that family. So come on in and enjoy a donut and share a story! We can’t wait to meet you!

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A Modified Purpose: Reclaimed Wood & Antiques at CR-71

It’s funny, isn’t it? How one person’s trash can be another person’s treasure. This has always been a ‘cliche’ for handpicked antiques.. but what is cliche is often born out of truth. And what about other old things? What about reclaimed wood? Not just any wood that you can get from the lumber yard, mind you, but wood that was simply forgotten. Abandoned. Wood from structures that served as major building blocks for the community that now lay hidden underneath the overgrowth. Simply put, can the reclaimed wood from an abandoned structure be recycled into something beautiful and made new? The simple answer is yes. At CR-71, from the community the wood comes and back to the community it goes. Except this time, with a whole new purpose.

It only takes the creative eye of one person to completely change something and give it new spin, a new life. So, when CR-71 owners Craig, a former NFL player with a love for antique picking, and Rick, a general contractor with a passion for carpentry, originally met it was under the umbrella of one common goal: serve the community by offering the best antique pickings of anywhere around. Craig and Rick went to work hard making hand-made furniture with reclaimed wood, and with a storefront at The Factory, this common goal was made possible.

Everything Craig and Rick do keep this mission in mind. The idea that not everything is what is appears to be (new or old) is an important lesson that all their items hold close and are clearly shown through their craftsmanship. What is one thing to someone might be something completely different to someone else. Just like our purpose in life might change as we grow older, so does the purpose for other items in our world. Anything is possible.

If you are looking for hand-crafted furniture made from reclaimed wood, or a hand-chosen antique picked from collections from all over the country, then CR-71 is the store for you. Have an idea for something but not sure how to make it come to life? Even better! Craig and Rick live for helping you bring your creative ideas to life. When they say they can build anything, they mean it! Stop by sometime and talk with the staff. All merchandise is crafted or picked with the purpose of inspiring others to creatively discover their multitude of purposes in the world.

 

 

 

Music City Seafood

Music City Seafood offers local diners access to fresh seafood brought to Tennessee three to four times a week from Boston, Miami, and the Gulf Coast. The restaurant has two menus. The first consists of signature items, including oysters served two ways, fried calamari, smoked fish dip, the area’s best fish and chips, fish tacos, po’ boys and shrimp and grits.  The second menu, posted on the restaurant’s blackboard wall, changes regularly and is based upon seasonal items from the restaurant’s seafood suppliers. The menus also incorporate locally sourced products, such as Queen Bee Pollinators honey, Bear Creek Farm beef, BriarScratch Brewing beer and Beaverdam Creek Farm grits.

Music City Seafood, a more than fifty-seat venue located at The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Suite 902, Franklin, Tenn., serves lunch Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner is served Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant features live music on Friday nights. The restaurant currently has a beer license, but it is “bring your own bottle” with no corkage fees for other alcoholic beverages. For reservations or more information, please call 615-599-4923.

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Meet Franklin’s Original Juice Company

Group Eating Acai Bowls

Newly married, traveling the world, and learning more about himself every day, Brett Henry was in Hawaii looking for a job in the biology field when he stumbled upon his passion for health. Not long after, Franklin Juice Company was born. While in Hawaii, Brett found a job serving up a new and different healthy frozen treat. The local tropical hotspot called them, açaí bowls (pronounced “ah-sigh-EE”) and Brett knew he was onto something special. He wasn’t just infatuated with the taste of this yummy delicacy, he knew that these bowls reaped monumental health benefits and his wheels began turning to find a way to bring this unique delight to middle of Tennessee. Brett is a 7 th generation resident of Williamson County and even after his travels to Hawaii and Israel, Brett knew Franklin would always be home. He wanted to bring the culture and life that he treasured from his journeys right back to the heart of Franklin. “I was right in the middle of something special,” Brett commented, and with these fresh thoughts and big plans, Brett threw himself in the health food and beverage industry. There was no going back. He began to bulk up his juicing skills, pressing ultra organic fruits into delicious juices, and it wasn’t too long before a menu was born and Franklin Juice Company came into being. And while juice was the company’s bread and butter, people really went crazy for his “secret Hawaiian menu.” Brett’s favorite catchphrase caught on quickly with Williamson County’s favorite new sweet treat, and as he always says, “you are what you eat.”

Acai Bowl

Through all this, Brett admits all he did was show up. He showed up every day to work and made these yummy bowls. He showed up and he paid attention. He began to notice how locals craved them and tourists fell in love. He noticed that people weren’t coming in for an after-dinner treat, but to actually replace a heavy meal. In Brett’s own words, “We want Williamson Co. to be known as one of the happiest, healthiest places to live in the world, and by offering healthy and entirely organic food and drink alternatives, we feel like we are doing our part.” Brett believes that it all starts on the farm, and Franklin Juice Company offers a wide selection of nutritious and organic meals for the community. There are so many things to try and learn at the #FJCO (as they are known on Instagram), and along with the Hawaiian açaí bowls and their always fresh pressed juice, they even offer juice cleanse guru guide and a mobile juice truck (whom they lovingly named, Harvey). These folks are ready to roll through Franklin with healthy choices for you, wherever and whenever you might need them.

People in Front of Juice Truck

Brett wants to educate his hometown and be a resource that makes fueling our bodies with the proper nutrients easy! Come by Franklin Juice Company in The Factory and get a taste of something you can feel good about!

Shake It! Introducing: Soul at The Factory

The Factory at Franklin is proud to carry on its grand tradition of live music by introducing its newest installment of the live concert series: Soul at The Factory.

Soul Music

As Williamson County grows, so does its need for more and more live music. This new Factory Urban Original Music Series celebrates the best local, national and international R&B, Soul, Southern Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues and Gospel music; and believe us when we say you do not want to miss out on any of this exciting talent.

Artists who have appeared previously include Jason Eskridge, K.C. Martin, Michael Fair, Lisa Webb, Stacey Mitchhart and The Little Russell Band. Upcoming artist include Brian T. Cornish and many more.

Soul Music

Dr. Alvin Jones heads the series and says Soul at The Factory was started to provide an alternative music series in Williamson County, that while there are many Country, Americana, and Folk acts, Williamson County could use a bit more Soul. All performances will feature a full live band and are guaranteed to get you out of your seat and get you moving. Performances are scheduled for most Saturdays with doors opening at 6pm.

Soul Music

When asked why Jones decided to make their home at The Factory, he remarks that its Little Brick Theatre really sealed the deal. With 130 seats filling this state-of-the-art music venue, it’s the perfect place to showcase the kind of talent Jones plans on bringing to the table this year… And let us tell y’all, it’s a whole lot of talent.

As if all this weren’t already exciting enough, Soul at The Factory is now partnering with Mafiaoza’s to have a Prix Dinner from 5pm-6:30pm prior to the 7pm show. It’s the perfect night out! So come down for a night of great food and music that will fill your belly and your soul. Both VIP tickets and General Admissions are available so be sure to reserve yours before the house fills up!