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Downtown Franklin Welcomes Back Popular ‘Hop & Shop Trolley”

Downtown Franklin Welcomes Back Popular ‘Hop & Shop Trolley”

Free transportation offered for downtown shoppers

FRANKLIN, Tenn. –  To encourage shopping local, the Downtown Franklin Association is partnering again with The Factory at Franklin and the Franklin Transit Authority to provide free transportation with the Hop & Shop Trolley. The shuttle is a heated and handicap accessible form of transportation for passengers to take into downtown Franklin from The Factory. Running in 30-minute shifts from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the festive trolley will begin Saturday, Nov. 24 and will continue Dec. 15 and 22.

Downtown Franklin Association merchants and building owners will support Small Business this Saturday, Nov. 24 with special promotions and events.

Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Its purpose is to support small businesses and celebrate communities across the country.

The Downtown Franklin Association is accredited by Main Street America, a program established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The main street program is a four-pillar approach to downtown revitalization. Small Business Saturday falls under the Promotions pillar, positioning downtown Franklin as a hub of economic activity while showcasing the community’s unique characteristics and supporting a buy-local experience. The Downtown Franklin Association is a key division of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN.

For more information on Small Business Saturday in Historic Downtown Franklin, visit


About Downtown Franklin Association

The Downtown Franklin Association, a division of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN was established in 1984 to aid in historic preservation and community vibrancy and helped spearhead the revitalization of Franklin’s historic downtown core. In partnership with property owners, city and county government, local businesses and merchants in the Franklin, TN historic retail district, the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) has helped create one of the nation’s Main Street success stories. For more information, visit


About the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN

Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage and promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include the Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield and the Old, Old Jail. The Foundation brings county history to about 3,000 public, private and homeschooled children each year through the Heritage Classroom program and walking tours of downtown Franklin. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas bring hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to the county each year. For more information on the Heritage Foundation, visit



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