Gray’s on Main
Gray’s on Main
Set in a ca. 1876 Victorian building in historic downtown Franklin, the Gray Drug Co. was a landmark pharmacy for nearly a century. In 2013, after careful restoration, the three-story Gray's on Main was unveiled, honoring Tennessee's cultural heritage through fresh spirits, flavors and sounds. The elevated southern food restaurant also features live music from its second floor performance stage each weekend, including some of the most well-known names in music.
Icon on Main Street
The Gray’s sign has been an icon of Main Street since 1952. The building was vacated in 2004 and stood empty and crumbling on Main Street until early 2012. Owners Michael and Joni Cole used the history of the building to conceptually develop a plan to revitalize the dwelling into a new restaurant and music hall: original wood floors, tin ceilings, wall finished, structural timbers, and Gray’s memorabilia were all repurposed and utilized to maintain the building’s character.
On August 4, 2013, with more than 3,000 people crowding the streets, the community gathered to celebrate the relighting of Gray’s sign.
Inspired by the the 1876 Victorian building, the second floor bar and music hall features handcrafted epicurean cocktails that celebrate the brandy culture of the late 19th century.
Gray’s has turned a once family-owned pharmacy into a fully functional event and music space with an incredible music-hall environment. Highlighted by a second-floor stage that has welcomed Grammy-winning artist and been the site where many of today’s new artists got their break, Gray’s has live music each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Each Sunday, Gray’s hosts a Jazz Lunch with live jazz music from local artists.