From staff reports
The Franklin, located at 1340 Liberty St. in Franklin, ceased operations last Thursday.
In a letter sent out to groups and individuals who had been planning to rent space in the club, the 133-year-old building was cited as having suffered a “serious structural fault” that no longer allowed it to be safe for hosting events.
Daniel and Hayley Merchant purchased the Liberty Street landmark in December 2015 for $250,000 from Gary L. Baker in bankruptcy court. Baker had operated the business as The Commons at Franklin.