Marathon Village, a unique neighborhood of sorts that has become quite a Nashville hotspot, is made up of a group of 100-year-old warehouse buildings which was originally where the Marathon, a car made in the early 1900s, was built. The buildings sat vacant for decades before a gentleman named Barry Walker purchased the buildings 25 years ago with a vision of making it “Nashville’s Creative Neighborhood.” Fast forward to today, and it has become just that. Barry rents the space out to creative companies with the belief that creative minds feed off each other. It’s become a complex for artists’, photographers’, and designers’ studios.
Antique Archaeology, Mike Wolfe’s store made famous on “American Pickers,” is filled with forgotten American treasures; to one person it is junk, to Mike it is a potential goldmine filled with rare finds and sensational stories. Right next store is The Old Time Pickin’ Parlor, from blues to bluegrass, they have you covered with selections in mandos, banjos, resonators, guitars, accessories, and custom handmade Doom Ray straps.
The Corsair Artisan Distillery makes small, craft batches of spirits by hand, from production to bottling. Have a sampling from a variety of high-quality spirits, including Gin-Head-Style Gin, Vanilla Bean Vodka, Red Absinthe, Spiced Rum, and more. The Corsair Artisan Brewery and Taproom pours only draft craft beers, and features a changing roster of 16 craft beers from microbreweries around the country. Close by is William Collier’s, an intimate pub/cocktail bar that blends rustic and vintage charm for the perfect happy hour spot. Another distillery you must see would be Nelson's Green Brier Distillery. They proudly welcoming the public to their modern-industrial distillery space, and offer tastes of their award winning small-batch Belle Meade Bourbon, limited edition Belle Meade Bourbon Sherry Cask Finish, and Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee White Whiskey, developed from the original Nelson family recipe. Also, inside Marathon Village is Grinder's Switch Winery. It's a small family owned winery that has been producing some of Tennessee's best wines for over 8 years. You can sample and purchase a wide variety of their local wines as well as fun, wine-themed gifts.
You can find your next, handmade with love, jewelry piece in Nashville with Island Cowgirl. They also offer artwork from artists around the country and unique items for your home or office. Everything from recycled metal sculptures that are dog bowls, beer soap, inspirational artwork, amazing locally made lotions and much more.
Bang Candy Company is a company that uses high-quality ingredients and imagination to create gourmet marshmallows half dipped in Belgian chocolate and rolled in your favorite topping. These goodies enliven drinks and desserts. Find fine art at “O” Gallery, artistic jewelry designs at Lorraine Frances, or explore D. Luxe Home, which offers art and photography, antique light fixtures, unexpected salvage objects, and chic furniture.
Ceri Hoover makes premium leather handbags that are deceptively simple. Sourced from the finest purveyors of leather across the globe, then handcrafted by American artisans, Ceri Hoover handbags promise exceptional quality and exquisite detailing.
An independent local radio station, Lightning 100 is housed in Marathon Village, as well as a popular music venue, Marathon Music Works. Marathon Music Works was designed to accommodate a range of uses including private events, fundraisers, concerts, corporate events, and video shoots.