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.
THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK
09.15.2014 - 09.19.2014
“It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” - Thomas Jefferson
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, September 15 – Friday, September 19:
Join us for First & Third Mondays in our newly expanded studio space, to work on your latest sewing project in the company of other sewers. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast will be available for purchase from the Factory Café.
Spaces are still available for the Two Hour Workshop here at The Factory on September 19th. For more information contact email@example.com.
While you’re here at The Factory, see “Making Pictures: Three for a Dime”- a collaborative exhibition between Alabama Chanin, artist Maxine Payne, and Phillip March Jones of Institute 193.
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.
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every day.
Also, don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like egg salad, pimento cheese, and our roasted tomato soup.
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 3:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.
Below is the menu for Monday, September 15; check back each day for an updated menu.
Choose two of the following:
a half of your choice of sandwich, a cup of soup, or a Local Green Salad,
with a chocolate chip cookie, and your choice of tea or coffee
made with locally-sourced, farm-fresh eggs 4.95
White Bean Hummus
with gluten free crackers 4.95
Sausage and Spinach Quiche
made with Jack-o-Lantern Farm’s sausage, onions, roasted garlic, and spinach
served with roasted potatoes and a side of Local Green Salad 10.95
Jack-o-Lantern Farm’s BLT Sandwich
with Duroc bacon, greens, and Heirloom tomato,
served with a side of Local Green Salad or your choice of chips 11.95
Roasted Vegetable Sandwich
roasted eggplant, squash, peppers, and red onions with fresh ricotta cheese,
served on homemade ciabatta bread,
with a side of Local Green Salad or your choice of chips 11.95
Ashley Christensen’s Banana Panna Cotta
served with bourbon caramel sauce,
topped with homemade graham crackers 4.95
with peach-bourbon, blueberry, and watermelon-ginger sorbets,
topped with lime salt 4.25
Three Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.95
(All desserts are made to order; please allow 10 minutes.)
Side of Local Green Salad 5.50
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
served open-faced 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 1.50
Mountain Valley Spring Water (flat or sparkling)
Full Bottle 3.75
Individual Size 1.90
Bottle Drinks 1.90
Organic Iced Tea
your choice sweet, unsweet, or half-and-half 1.90
Hot Tea 1.90
The Factory Blend Drip Coffee 2.50