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 in the mid-80s 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.
Some of Nashville's best whiskey and spirit makers call Marathon Village home. In between your tasting tours, do stop by The Bang Candy Company for one of their amazing marshmallows. You can thank us later!
Candy, Distilleries, & Wineries:
- The Bang Candy Company - Check it out
Uses high-quality ingredients and imagination to create gourmet marshmallows half dipped in Belgian chocolate and rolled in your favorite topping.
- Corsair Distillery - Check it out
Award-winning Nashville distillery which offers tours of their facility.
- Nelson's Green Brier Distillery - Check it out
Distillery offering tastes of their award-winning small-batch Belle Meade Bourbon.
- Grinder's Switch Winery - Check it out
Highly acclaimed winery’s local tasting room where you can try their exquisite wine.
Garage Coffee • Orleans Restaurant
Serving as a model of adaptive reuse of historic structures, Marathon Village is one of Nashville's most creative communities -- with more than 45 tenants representing fine, commercial, and performing arts. The building used to house the Marathon Factory back in 1910, which produced the Marathon Automobile. Guests are welcome to browse the facilities to see some of the old remains of this historic building in Music City.
Lorraine Frances • Luxe Home
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