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Welcome to Downtown!
Welcome to Downtown!
The Economic Vitality committee welcomes four new businesses to Downtown
The Economic Vitality committee is pleased to welcome four new businesses to downtown Franklin!

 

Left to right Ashley Cotton, Economic Vitality committee member; Owner and Stylist, Rachel Parker; Juanita Richards, chair Economic Vitality committee.

 Left to right Ashley Cotton, Economic Vitality committee member; Owner and Stylist, Rachel Parker; Juanita Richards, chair Economic Vitality

Join us in welcoming Rachel Parker, owner and stylist of Image Salon at 95 East Fifth Avenue (previously Hair Designs). She can be reached at 757-562-7072. Image Salon is open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM. Rachel opened in the Spring, specializing in cuts and colors. A make-up artist and a nail technician are also on staff.

Left to right Debbie Daughtery, Juanita Richards, chair Economic Vitality committee; Betty Jo Bain, owner; Beneta Cofield, DFA Treasurer, Shay Lankford, board member and Ashley Cotton, Economic Vitality committee member.

Left to right Debbie Daughtery, Juanita Richards, chair Economic Vitality committee; Betty Jo Bain, owner; Beneta Cofield, DFA Treasurer, Shay Lankford, board member and Ashley Cotton, Economic Vitality committee member.

New to downtown but not to Franklin is Betty Jo Bain, who has opened Busy Bee, at 218 Middle Street. A gift store offering home decor items and shabby chic repurposed furniture. Betty Jo paints her own furniture and offers custom painted pieces on request. She can be reached at 757-625-8208. Summer hours are Thursday & Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM or by appointment. Fall hours will include Saturday.

Left to right Dan Howe, Executive Director, Mike Parker, Owner and Mabel Parker.

Left to right Dan Howe, Executive Director, Mike Parker, Owner and Mabel Parker.

Mike and Mandy Parker have opened Vintage, an antique furniture and novelties store at 103 North Main Street (Billy Phillips building). They can be reached at 757-304-5911Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM.

Left to right Owner, Barbara Nixon, Debbie Daughtery, Juanita Richards, chair Economic Vitality committee and Roberta Bowman, chair Design committee.

Left to right Owner, Barbara Nixon, Debbie Daughtery, Juanita Richards, chair Economic Vitality committee and Roberta Bowman, chair Design committee.

Barbara Wilkerson Nixon opened Lavender & Lace on Second in June, an apparel, accessories and home decor gift store. She can be reached at 757-562-5223, Monday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM - 3 PM.

Please stop by and visit these new businesses! Each one is unique in their own special way. We would like to thank the following businesses for donating items in our baskets: AJ Southern Insurance Agency, Cofield’s Locksmith, Floor To Ceiling, FSEDI, Franklin Art & Frameworks, Franklin Business Center, Franklin YMCA, Olde Virginia Moulding & Millwork, Nationwide Insurance, Resale Boutique, Richwood Graphics and Unique Unlimited.

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