Find me on Franklin where there is always something new and exciting going on!
Serving as the ‘main street’ of Downtown Clarksville, Franklin is full of friendly faces and small businesses with everything from boutiques and breweries to art galleries and live theater. No matter what you are looking for, you are sure to find it here.
Expect to meet local entrepreneurs and artists as you peruse the many shops and galleries that now occupy our historic buildings. Hear from the chefs and restaurateurs that chose to share their love for food with Clarksville. Meet the people that proudly call this city their home.
At one end of Franklin Street, you will find the Downtown Artists Co-Op (more affectionately known as “The DAC”) full of works from local artists and creatives. At the opposite end, you will meet Tony at &Vinyl where you can find all the latest records and band tees your heart desires.
In between these spots, you’ll find Lisa at Wedding Belles, who has dreamt of working with brides since she was a child, and Darla at Yada on Franklin, who proudly owns the only cicchetti-style restaurant in Clarksville. There is Ryan at the Roxy Regional Theatre who also owns City Boy Country Life and Jody who makes everyone feel at home at The Clarksville Collection.
With over 25 local businesses, this is only a small glimpse of the people that make this street so special.
During your stops, be sure to admire the public art along Franklin Street. Our ‘Bursting With Pride’ mural represents 15 of the buildings damaged by the infamous F4 tornado that struck Clarksville in 1999. Located across the street is a statue of Clarksville’s own Frank Sutton, more commonly known as Sergeant Carter from “Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.” You will find ghost signs, murals, and other forms of public art commemorating Clarksville’s history and culture if you just remember to stop and ‘look up’. *hint hint*
Plan your trip to Clarksville’s main street to see for yourself why we love it so much.
Meet the great minds. Hear the stories. Make the memories. Come find me on Franklin.