Downtown Franklin façade work nears completion

With plywood and plastic wrap covering the front of his office, a Franklin insurance agent has had to close up early some days because his shop gets too uncomfortably hot.

Mike Lock hasn’t been wasting electricity running his air conditioner at Shelter Insurance since the temporary walls don’t hold out the warm summer air. The walls also don’t block the street noise of ambulances or semis, which can be distracting if he’s on the phone with a client.

But Lock knows the two months of distractions and discomfort for him and seven other downtown Franklin businesses will soon be coming to an end.


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