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First Fridays after 5 in Franklin created to support local business

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 17:55:01-04

FRANKLIN, Ind. -- Businesses in downtown Franklin are banding together and agreeing to keep their doors open late on Fridays just for you.

First Fridays after 5 is a new weekly initiative between local shops and businesses downtown to encourage residents and visitors to shop local, and enjoy the weekend in the newly-renovated downtown business district.

Businesses involved include antique shops, boutiques, and much more. Friday, October 6 is the kick off for First Fridays.

The City of Franklin posted about the new initiative on their Facebook page and they urge followers to check back to see a list of participating businesses. 

They also note that hours may vary from business to business so you are also encouraged to check their individual Facebook pages or call the shops to see how late they will be open that particular day.

The City of Franklin has been going a major overhaul to its downtown area including a newly finished facade project which has breathed a new life in local business in the community. 

There is also undergoing some major construction through downtown on the roads including the main drag - Jefferson Street - which runs straight through downtown past the courthouse.

Downtown business overall has continued to thrive despite recent road and sidewalk closures, but this is just one more way local businesses are coming together to support the community and help make Franklin a destination.

Franklin is just a quick 20 minute drive down I-65 from downtown Indianapolis. 

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