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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.25.2015 – 1.31.2015

THE FACTORY THIS WEEK 1.25.2015 - 1.31.2015

Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you. — Joan Rivers, June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, January 26 – Saturday, January 31:

Join Natalie as she takes a huge step towards a healthier lifestyle beginning on Monday, January 26 (check back on Monday for her Detox 2015 post). If you choose to do your own version of the detox, please do so carefully and with the advice of your doctor. To help all of us to get the best results from our health plans, we have created menu keys—found at the bottom of this post—for the items served at The Factory Café that will help everyone decipher which items are suitable for their own dietary program. Join us every day for nourishing, healthy food, and let’s help each other reach our goals—whatever they may be.

The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama, 35630

Store Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
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.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy our fresh, seasonal offerings. This week features items like our customer favorite, the Open-Faced Meatloaf Sandwich, as well as our popular Roasted Vegetable Quiche.

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.

Café Hours
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.

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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.19.2015 – 1.24.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.19.2015 – 1.24.2015

“Just when you think life is a bitch, it has puppies.” – Lois Battle, The Florabama Ladies’ Auxiliary and Sewing Circle

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, January 19 – Saturday, January 24:

STORE
Join us today, January 19, for Third Mondays @ The Factory. Spend your morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. Share inspiration, encouragement, and fellowship. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast with be available for purchase from The Factory Café. Please bring your own fabric and sewing notions.

Monday, January 19, 2015
8:30am – 11:30am

The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL, 35630

Store Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
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.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy our fresh, seasonal offerings. This week features items like customer favorite Open-Faced Meatloaf Sandwich, as well as our Lentil and Wild Rice Salad.

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.

Café Hours
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.

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SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Join us tomorrow, January 17, for Saturday Brunch at The Factory Café. This week’s Brunch features a Factory Benedict loaded with pork paillard, poached eggs, and sriracha hollandaise sauce, as well as ricotta pancakes with house made honey ricotta, Amish butter, and maple syrup.

As always, we will have a selection of seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

View our Saturday menu here or check below.

Saturday Store Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Café Hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm

The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama, 35630

Call us: +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.12.2015 – 1.17.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.12.2015 – 1.17.2015

“..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:

STORE

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.

Store Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
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.

CAFÉ
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.

Café Hours
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 Monday, January 12; check here each day for an updated menu.

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SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Join us tomorrow, January 10th, for Saturday Brunch at The Factory Café. This week’s Brunch features a Factory Benedict loaded with scallopini pork loin, poached eggs, and Sriracha sauce, as well as pancakes made with house made honey ricotta, and served with Amish butter, and maple syrup.

As always, we will have a selection of seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

View our Saturday menu below.

Saturday Store Hours: 10am – 4pm
Café Hours: 11am – 2pm

The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630

Call us: +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
On Monday, we shared our interview with New York Time’s Bestselling Author, Emily Spivack. Spivack opened up about her childhood, her inspirations, writing process, goals for Worn Stories, and what the future holds for her. Read the interview in its entirety here.

Newsletter #24 previewed some of the exciting things on the horizon for us in 2015. New events, new products, new recipes, the addition of Saturday Brunch to The Factory Café, site changes—and more announcements to come. Join our mailing list here to stay abreast of all the goings-on.

We were intrigued by the idea of combining Italian dishes with classic Southern influences. Read our review of the cookbook, Collards and Carbonara: Southern Cooking, Italian Roots to learn more about this distinct cuisine (and take a sneak peak at a homemade gin and tonic recipe) here. We are looking forward to hosting Andy and Michael one day soon at The Factory Café.

This week, we explored the colors black and gold as pieces from our collection (and/or DIY Kits), come stenciled with new shades of Gold textile paint. Learn about some of the history of pairing black with gold and our inspiration for using it in our Journal post Inspiration: Black and Gold.

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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.5.2015 – 1.10.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 1.5.2015 – 1.10.2015

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” – Hal Borland

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, January 5 – Saturday, January 10:

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Thank you to everyone who supported us during our annual Inventory Sale. We are still packing boxes, and the goodies should be on the way to their new homes in the coming week.

Join us on Monday, January 5 for First Mondays @ The Factory. Come and connect with fellow sewers and share inspiration while working on your latest project.

Visit our pop-up store at Billy Reid Austin to receive 30% off your purchase through Sunday, January 4. Please note that workshops and HEATH Ceramics are excluded from the sale.

Our One-Day Sewing Workshop will take place in our Pop-Up Store inside the Billy Reid shop in Austin, Texas. Work with Natalie Chanin to create a hand-sewn project from a selection of kits available from 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.

Store Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
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.

CAFÉ
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.

Also, don’t forget to check out our ready-to-go items like fresh ciabatta bread, egg salad, pimento cheese, and our soup of the day.

Café Hours
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.

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SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Join us tomorrow, January 3rd, for 2015′s first Saturday Brunch at The Factory Café. This week features a special New Year’s edition of The Factory Benedict made with pimento cheese cornbread, collards, bacon, poached eggs, Tabasco hollandaise sauce, and topped with fried black-eyed peas. As always, we will have a selection of seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

View our Saturday menu here or check below.

Saturday Store Hours: 10am – 4pm
Café Hours: 11am – 2pm

The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama, 35630

Call us: +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Last week we held our annual Inventory Sale at The Factory, where savings grew daily and many of our most popular offerings reached discounts of 70%. These discounts will continue in-store through tomorrow, Saturday, January 3rd at The Factory. If you missed out on the online Inventory Sale, don’t fret—we will continue to offer special discounts, events, and promotions throughout the year. Follow our Journal for updates on upcoming sales and specials.

And (if you are out that way) don’t forget to visit our pop-up shop at Billy Reid in Austin, Texas, for continued savings:
Alabama Chanin Pop-up Shop @ Billy Reid Austin, 1122 W 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78703

On Monday we looked back at some of our highlights of 2014. All of these accomplishments could not have been possible without our entire Alabama Chanin team – and you. We are grateful, one-and-all.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then our Instagram will tell you more about the past year than we can write. Look back at our 2014 here: The Year in Instagram.

And, although New Year’s Eve fell in the middle of the week, we’d like to think that we’ve accomplished enough in 2014 to continue celebrating right through the weekend (thanks to Jesse Goldstein–our newest contributor to the Journal).

Thank you to everyone who made this journey with us.
Happy 2015.

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SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

We are still in a holiday mood and to continue the celebration, we are keeping our holiday Brunch menu for this Saturday, December 27th.

Enjoy our customer favorite Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes, the always-popular Cinnamon Custard French Toast, and a variety of other seasonal choices.

View our Saturday menu here or check below.

Saturday Store Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Café Hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm

And after brunch, enjoy in-store savings at our annual Inventory Sale where you will find savings of up to 40% on Saturday the 27th. Savings will continue to grow each day, through Wednesday, December 31st.

The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630

Call us: +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

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HOLIDAY STORE HOURS

HOLIDAY  STORE HOURS AT THE FACTORY

This week we will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, to celebrate the joys of the holiday season with our families.

We will re-open, with regular shop hours (shown above) on Friday, on December 26th, featuring our annual Inventory Sale both in-store and online.

Make post-holiday plans to visit us at The Factory:
462 Lane Drive,
Florence, Alabama 35630

Call us +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

 

ZINGERMAN’S @ THE FACTORY

ZINGERMAN'S @ THE FACTORY

In 1982, Ari Weinzweig and his business partner Paul Saginaw opened Zingerman’s Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Today, that institution has evolved into a collection of food specialty businesses (known as the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, or ZCoB) that includes a bakery, mail order operation, a coffee company, candy manufacturer, a barbeque restaurant, creamery, and a catering and event planning service. The decision to build new, independent businesses (instead of franchising the deli) proved to be an sustainable strategy for operating a business, an effective approach for establishing growth opportunities for employees, and a way to ultimately give back to their Ann Arbor community.

In March 2015, we are delighted to be hosting Ari and our friends from Zingerman’s here at The Factory in Florence. I’ve long been an admirer and student of Ari’s work, teachings, and books. (And as an introduction to Ari, you might want to check out this interview with him on our Journal.) His philosophies and approaches to running a business have helped me and the Alabama Chanin family create a better work environment here at The Factory. Our staff studied Ari’s latest book, Managing Ourselves, as part of a workplace enrichment program, and we each wrote visions of how we want to take ownership of our individual roles, while benefiting the team and helping the company grow as a whole.

ZINGERMAN'S @ THE FACTORY

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