Neighborhood Spotlight: Franklin Village

By: Michael Fossbakk | July 20, 2018

In our ongoing series, Neighborhood Spotlight, we continue to take you to different neighborhoods in Metro Detroit to highlight what they have to offer. This time, we’re heading to Franklin Village, where you will find an amazing, local restaurant, a cider mill, an independently owned art gallery and more!

Franklin Grill

One taste of the food at the Franklin Grill and you’ll see why people have been coming here for years. The dining room and bar rail are housed inside of a renovated 1840s carriage shop, while the outdoor patio is built on a red brick surface with a beautiful garden. They have delicious dinner specials, like roasted Indiana duck and pan-seared sea scallops. Wednesday night is Franklin Rib night (they make their own BBQ sauce) and Friday is fish and chip night. I recommend getting the sweet potato fries with any meal.

Franklin Cider Mill

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This community mainstay opens the Sunday before Labor Day and closes the Sunday after Thanksgiving every year. It is technically located outside of the Franklin city limits but that doesn’t stop Franklin’s citizens from visiting every fall. You can even visit in the off-season as Detroit Water Ice has a tent set up to serve shaved ice treats all year long.

The Jacqueline Drake Gallery

Owned by artist Jacqueline Drake, this art gallery opened earlier this year and showcases Drake’s incredible artistry across a multitude of canvases on display. In addition to the gallery, Drake offers art therapy classes, such as “Mindfulness & Meditation through Painting” and “Painting for Relaxation.” Drake’s goal in teaching these classes is to help others find what inspires them, to help them heal, or to just de-stress from the everyday.

Discover “the town that time forgot” and plan a trip to the Village of Franklin!

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