We are quickly approaching the two-year anniversary of the opening of The Factory Store and Café. (We officially opened on November 18th, 2013.) Over the past few months, our store and café teams have been meeting, planning, and working to make our guests’ experiences even more extraordinary as we move into a busy holiday season.
If you’ve visited us, you know that The Factory is located in the Industrial Park in Florence. At any given you time, you will arrive to see business lunches, friends meeting to catch up over lunch or coffee, members of our sewing group gathering to work on their projects, and visitors from all across the United States (and beyond) who have traveled here to and browse the store and experience our company first hand. This makes us very proud that we can provide a place for so many people to come and enjoy.
Impeccable service and quality products guide our daily mission – whether that is a sandwich made of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients or an immaculately hand sewn dress. We see these as the same in that each has been thoughtfully sourced and beautifully made. Moving forward, we have decided to refer to the entire operation of the store and café simply as The Factory—many of you already do.
And with our improvements come new hours, new offerings, and new programming.
Beginning Monday, September 21st, we will have new hours at The Factory, opening each day at 10:00am. Our weekday lunch service will remain the same from 11:00am – 2:00pm. We will serve wine and beer during lunch service, afternoons, and extended hours on Thursdays and Fridays until 7:00pm. We will offer Small Bites + Snacks each afternoon and during our extended hours. Choose from our rotating selection of egg salad, pimento cheese, and other snacks to enjoy with your adult beverage. Lastly, Saturday Brunch will begin an hour earlier at 10:00am.
Thank you to everyone from our community (and afar) who has supported us. We look forward to another amazing year. Here’s a detailed listing of our updated hours, which will begin on Monday, September 21st.
Monday – Wednesday
10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday + Friday
10:00am – 7:00pm
10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday – Friday
11:00am – 2:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm
Side note: When living in Europe, I found it commonplace to have a glass of wine during lunch. The same is true in many American cities—taking a moment in the middle of one’s busy day to enjoy a longer lunch before jumping back in to the tackle the rest of one’s full to do list. We look forward to this addition to The Factory.
Beginning Thursday, October 8th, we will offer Sip + Sew on the second Thursday of each month. Sew, socialize, wind down with a glass of wine (or beer), and spend your evening working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. Small Bites + Snacks, beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) will be available for purchase. Please bring your own fabric and sewing notions.
Here’s a look at our wine and beer selection, which can be found as part of our Daily Menu online.
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Ca Furlan – Prosecco Brut NV – Italy – 5 oz. $5.00
Marzipan. Flowers. Peaches.
Zamo – Bianco 2014 – Italy – 5 oz. $6.00
Smooth. Cherry. Nutty.
Pratsch – Organic Gruner Veltliner – Austria – 5 oz. $6.50
Crisp. Apricot. White Pepper.
Charles Smith Wines – Vino Rosé – 2014 – Washington – 5 oz. $6.00
Strawberry. Herb. Mineral.
Domaine de Ballade – Rosé – 2014 – Côtes de Gascogne – 5 oz. $5.00
Caramel. Cherry. Currants.
Jean Francois Merieau – Hexagonales Pinot Noir – 2012 – France – 5 oz. $5.50
Cranberry. Earth. Tangy.
Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona – IGT Toscana Rosso – 2012 – Italy – 5 oz. $6.00
Plum. Spice. Vanilla.
Fullsteam Cack-A-Lacky Ginger Pale Ale – North Carolina – 12 oz. $5.50
Ginger pale ale. Ginger. Spice. Hops.
Westbrook IPA – South Carolina – 12 oz. $5.50
English-style. Pine. Floral. Caramel.
Back Forty Truckstop Honey Brown Ale – Alabama – 12 oz. $5.00
English-style. Honey. Earthy. Hops.
Stella Artois – Belgium – 11.2 oz. $4.00
Pale Lager. Hops. Fruit.
Budweiser – St. Louis – 12 oz. $3.00
Pale Lager. Hops. Barley.