New business touts potential of revitalizing downtown.
The Franklin Board of Aldermen held a special called meeting on Tuesday, March 18 to consider a new offer on town owned property that once served as Town Hall and a possible bridge design.
To begin, local businessmen Lenny Jordan and Ken Murphy of Lazy Hiker, LLC approached the board to present a lease agreement with an option to buy the property. Their goal: To bring Franklin its first microbrewery.
According to the proposed lease, the Lazy Hiker Brewery would offer “a tap room, a distillery, a restaurant, offices, or retail space.” Murphy spoke at the meeting in order to give the board a more detailed presentation of the business and the lease.