About Us

The Franklin Commons is a multi-use educational complex with multiple spaces available to host your next catered event.

We have evolved into a full-service hospitality company capable of being a reliable and trusted resource for our clients’ entire foodservice, design and planning needs.

Did you know? The Franklin Commons:

  • Has space for catered events, both small and large.
  • Features foodservice managed by Drexelbrook Catering.
  • Has over 10,000 square feet of flexible special event space.
  • Has parking for hundreds of cars.

Our History

The building that now houses The Franklin Commons was constructed for industrial use and had only four previous owners and four separate uses. It was initially a silk mill, then a carpet mill, and in the mid-70’s it was purchased by Budd Company which moved here from Bridgeport. They made plastic pump parts for sewage treatment plants. In the mid-90’s, a division of the Budd Company purchased the building, made the same product, with the same employees. They ceased operations around 2002.

Palma, L.P. bought the building on March 17, 2006, and renovated the space to create a mixed-use facility. At the present time, approximately one-half of the tenants are in the educational or quasi-educational industries.

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