In 2008, Alabama Chanin moved operations from a three-bedroom house at Lovelace Crossroads on the outskirts of Florence, Alabama, to a former textile manufacturing facility built in 1982 in the local industrial park. The Factory, as the space is called, has become not only home to the Alabama Chanin design and production studio but also to workshops, events, and dinners. The space is filled with books, music, the hum of making, and more recently, machines for the new A. Chanin line. In 2013, Alabama Chanin began an expansion of The Factory that includes a new event space and full-service café, and houses workshop headquarters and the flagship store.
Our community was, for generations, home to textile mills that employed an incredible number of area residents. This industrial building, The Factory, where we work and spend hours of our lives has seen thousands of workers pass through the doors over the years; it has heard the hum of machines running and the voices and laughter of employees passing the day away. This building is part of Alabama Chanin’s history, but, more importantly, it is part of our community’s history—a symbol of economic boom, hard times, and community rebuilding.
Friends of the Cafe Dinner Featuring Ashley Christensen
Ashley Christensen, Natalie Chanin, and the entire Alabama Chanin team invite you to our “Friends of the Café” Dinner Series
A Piggy Bank Dinner,
featuring James Beard award-winning chef Ashley Christensen
A fundraiser for the Southern Foodways Alliance
Thursday, August 14, 2014
$88 per person (includes drinks and dinner).
Pre-paid reservations must be made in advance online or in-store.
Alabama Chanin @ The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL 35630
For more information, contact Alabama Chanin: +1.256.760.1090
*Pre-paid reservations will be placed on a list for the evening of the event.
THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK
07.28.2014 - 08. 1.2014
“Beauty is whatever gives joy.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay
Join us at The Factory this week to view our storefront’s new look, enjoy a delicious meal, or take a tour of the production studio.
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1:
This week, celebrate your inner chef with items from our Cook + Dine collection, featuring items centered on sustainability—from prized cookbooks that endorse fresh, local ingredients (such as The SFA Community Cookbook) to our A. Chanin aprons, made from 100% organic cotton.
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.
Next month, we are excited to host recipes influenced by James Beard award-winning chef Ashley Christensen, but until then, enjoy our final week of Vivian Howard-inspired recipes and house favorites.
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 3:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.
with succotash, tomato soup, corn on the cob,
sliced watermelon served with lime salt,
two chocolate chip cookies, and your choice of tea or coffee
Blueberry BBQ Free Range, Organic Chicken Flatbread
with smoked Gouda, roasted jalapeño, and caramelized onions
served with a side of organic greens
House Made, Free Range, Organic Chicken Salad Sandwich
on homemade ciabatta bread served with
a side of organic greens
Jack-O-Lantern Farm’s BLT Sandwich
with Duroc bacon, romaine lettuce, and Cherokee Purple tomato,
served with a side of organic greens or chips
When possible, we proudly serve organic and source our ingredients locally from
Jack-o-Lantern Farm, Belle Chevre, and other purveyors.
Enjoy your lunch on exclusive Alabama Chanin @ Heath Ceramics dinnerware.
Side of Organic Green Salad 5.50
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
served open-faced or grilled 7.45
Grilled Cheese Sandwich 4.95
Gram Perkins' Homemade Egg Salad Sandwich
served open-faced 7.45
Cup of Soup
with toast 4.50
Bowl of Soup
with toast 6.50
Route 11 Potato Chips
your choice 1.50
Coconut Cheesecake Pudding
with gingered peaches, topped with
house made granola and graham crackers 4.25
filled with Zingerman’s cream cheese,
topped with macerated peaches
and powdered sugar 4.25
Three Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.95