THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK
01.12.2015 - 01.17.2015
“..I do not want art for a few; any more than education for a few; or freedom for a few… ” – William Morris
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, January 12 – Saturday, January 17:
A big THANK YOU goes out to Southern Living Magazine for including Natalie as one of the 50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015. There are a lot of good folk on the list and we are proud to be included.
Join us on Monday, January 12, for On Design. This fourth event in our lecture and conversation series will feature a multimedia presentation by Natalie Chanin on William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement.
Our One-Day Sewing Workshop will take place in our Pop-Up Store inside the Billy Reid shop in Austin, Texas, on January 15. Work with Natalie Chanin to create a hand-sewn project from a selection of kits available as part of our Studio Book Series. There will also be discussion of the physics of sewing, reverse appliqué, garment construction, and an overview of other Alabama Chanin techniques. Register here or contact workshops (at) alabamachanin.com for more information.
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
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.
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy our fresh, seasonal offerings. This week features items like our customer-favorite Petite Homemade Meatloaf, as well as our new Sweet Potato Risotto.
Whether stopping by to shop, eat lunch, or take the afternoon tour, don’t forget to bring home our egg salad, pimento cheese, and/or soup of the day. We also bake fresh ciabatta bread every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and have bread available daily for $6 per loaf.
We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven—from our family to yours. Please provide 24-hours’ notice when placing an order.
Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 2:00pm; Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.
The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630
Below is the menu for Tuesday, January 13; check here each day for an updated menu.
Four Deviled Eggs
made with locally-sourced, farm-fresh eggs 4.95
Carrot Ginger Soup
served with toast 6.50
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
served open-faced 7.45
Grilled Cheese Sandwich 4.95
Petite Homemade Meatloaf
made with grass-fed beef and topped with browned smoked gouda,
served with roasted sweet potatoes and a side of The Factory Salad
One portion 9.95
Two portions 12.95
Sweet Potato Risotto
made with sweet potato puree and sautéed oyster mushrooms,
topped with roasted sweet potatoes, roasted walking onions, and shaved parmesan 8.95
Three Cheese Quiche
made with parmesan, gruyere, and cheddar cheese,
served with roasted sweet potatoes and a side of The Factory Salad 11.95
The Factory Salad
made with local greens, pomegranate seeds, citrus-braised beets,
and homemade farm cheese, tossed in a house made pomegranate champagne vinaigrette, served with a hard-boiled egg 8.95
selection of our house made cakes 4.25
Homemade Apple Crisp
topped with freshly whipped cream 3.75
Three Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.95
Two Deviled Eggs 2.45
The Factory Salad 3.95
Cup of Soup with toast 4.50
Roasted Sweet Potatoes 3.25
Vegetable of the Day 3.25
Route 11 Potato Chips 1.50
Half Pimento Cheese Sandwich 3.95
Half Grilled Cheese Sandwich 2.95
Choose three of the sides listed above,
served with your choice of tea or coffee 10.95
Please note: ingredients are subject to local availability
and some dishes may become unavailable during our daily lunch service.
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.
SATURDAY BRUNCH @ THE FACTORY CAFÉ
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.
― A.A. Milne
We’re serving up fresh biscuits with local honey for brunch every Saturday, at The Factory Café.
Saturday Store Hours: 10am – 4pm
Café Hours: 11am – 2pm
The Factory Store + Café, 462 Lane Drive in Florence, Alabama