I stopped by The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Tuesday and spoke to Mike the GM about what to expect at The Franklin.
He offered me the chance to take a few photos, but it just wouldn't justify it as workers were in the midst of a whirlwind to put on the finishing touches on a few elements. So I asked him a few questions about what his guests should expect. The Franklin is going to be a comfortable place with lots of banquette seating and a smattering of small tables. There's a bar in the back where some people may prefer standing, but he stresses it's all about comfort, enjoying each other and the drinks. "We're going to have an expansive drink menu consisting of ‘special’ drinks with top shelf liquor. People are going to come here because we're going to be serving delicious drinks that can't be found anywhere else."Everyone's invited, there is no VIP section, no bottle service, no membership, doors are open to anyone who wants a mixed drink (ie no douche factor). Drinks start at $11.
If Varga Bar is about the beer, The Franklin is going to be known for its specialty drinks.