They are originally from Milan, IN. They moved here and opened the store in 1990). That is what makes our store - and all other Ben Franklin Crafts stores - so special and unique! There is not a corporate office telling us what to sell or a warehouse supplying us all with the exact same products.
Ben Franklin is a chain of five and dime and arts and crafts stores found primarily in small towns throughout the United States, currently owned by Promotions Unlimited of Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. They are organized using a franchise system, with individual stores owned by independent proprietors. It was perhaps the first retail franchise, starting in 1927. They are named after Benjamin Franklin, taking a cue in their merchandise offerings from Franklin…Founded: 1877 (as Butler Brothers), 1927 (as Ben Franklin)