Two years after the Daily Journal agreed to sell its building to a growing manufacturer, the newspaper is making its move to downtown Franklin.
The Daily Journal spent more than 50 years at its location on U.S. 31 but sold the building to KYB Americas to allow the auto-parts manufacturer to continue expanding. This weekend, the newspaper is completing the move to its new location in the former Hazelett building on East Court Street.
The process started in early 2012 and has taken about two years to complete. During that time, the Franklin-based developer Bemis Group rebuilt the Hazelett building in downtown Franklin, while KYB renovated a portion of the newspaper plant on U.S. 31 no longer in use by the Daily Journal.