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Franklin Gets New Street Banners, Local Business Donates the Design

Franklin Gets New Street Banners, Local Business Donates the Design

New Banners to Reflect the Look and Feel of Downtown Franklin

Franklin, TN – As part of the new City Hall redevelopment project, the City’s Planning Department brought a nationally renowned urban retail/historic shopping district expert, Bob Gibbs to Franklin.  He conducted a walking tour of Main Street with members of the Downtown Franklin Association and our Planning Department.

Overall, Gibbs was incredibly impressed with the quality of Franklin’s Main Street and our downtown.  He had observations and suggestions on some finer details, but he can easily see the overall care we have shown and placed into the district.  Gibbs provided suggestions to enhance the experience for citizens and visitors, contributing to even more economic success for merchants, the district, and the City.   One of the suggestions was to update the look and feel of the Main Street banners to reflect Franklin’s charm and character.

Local business owner John Bond of Twine was recruited to help design the banners. “It is an honor to serve the community by providing services to all of the amazing businesses and organizations that make downtown Franklin the best main street in America,” said Bond. “Twine jumped at the opportunity to work with the City to design the light pole banners that will represent events and seasons throughout the year. We thank the City of Franklin for the continued support and business!

“This is a great opportunity to upgrade the branding of our pole banners to reflect the history and dynamic nature of our community,” said City Administrator Eric Stuckey.  “Residents and visitors will soon see the banners on poles across the historic district. We appreciate Twine for donating the design and our Streets Department to assist with installation.”