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Marathon Village


A creative community of retail, business, entertainment and more in Nashville, Tennessee. 

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Marathon Village


A creative community of retail, business, entertainment and more in Nashville, Tennessee. 

 

What is marathon village?

Marathon Village is a neighborhood born out of the buildings that once housed Marathon Motor Works (1910-1914). The company started in Jackson, Tennessee in 1907. It was the first factory to totally manufacture automobiles in the southern United States and the only one to do so until General Motors made the Saturn in 1990.

Beginning with the purchase of his first building here in 1986, owner Barry Walker has supported a thriving creative community and made a center for commercial, performing, and visual arts. He designed a plan to preserve the historical and architectural significance of each space while creating a space for:

  • Affordable work studios
  • Unique retail shops
  • Commercial artists
  • Performing arts and Entertainment
  • Food and drinks
  • Event spaces for banquets, wedding receptions & parties
 
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Visit


Serving as a model for adaptive re-purposing of historic structures, Marathon Village has become a diverse destination where artists, performers, designers, business professionals, and inventors co-exist. We have a first-floor retail experience like no other that includes flagship stores from the History Channels’ American Pickers to legendary whiskey makers, Jack Daniels. In addition to shopping, we have a Marathon Motor Works museum showcasing five of the remaining eight Marathon vehicles located in the original MMW showroom. To see a full roster of shops, restaurants, and businesses in our village, click here!

 

Visit


Serving as a model for adaptive re-purposing of historic structures, Marathon Village has become a diverse destination where artists, performers, designers, business professionals, and inventors co-exist. We have a first-floor retail experience like no other that includes flagship stores from the History Channels’ American Pickers to legendary whiskey makers, Jack Daniels. In addition to shopping, we have a Marathon Motor Works museum showcasing five of the remaining eight Marathon vehicles located in the original MMW showroom. To see a full roster of shops, restaurants, and businesses in our village, click here!

 

A few things to know Before Your Visit

Handicap Accessibility?

Everything in our village is handicap accessible except for our venue, Room With a View, which is located on the third floor of building 1305. Yes, we do have plans to install an elevator, but that project is not going to begin until 2018. The car museum in wheelchair accessible through the back door of building 1305. 

Is there food?

YES! We know all the walking and shopping works up an appetite and we have a few places around the village that hit the spot. Southern Engine Deli, Garage, and Jack Daniel's BBQ truck  to name a few. After that, you may want to swing by Bang Candy for a treat or two!

The Parking Situation?

We have plenty of parking available around the village. If you're lucky, you can snag some street parking for free. As long as you follow regular traffic and parking laws, you wont' be towed. Otherwise, swing by our paid lot and say hi to Goose. The cost is $10.00. 

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A Room With A View


 

 

 

 

A Room With A View


 

 

 

 

Book your event with us

As soon as you step through the doors of our beautiful building, you’re instantly transported back in time to the formative days of American automotive culture in the early 20th century. Once home to Marathon Motor Works, this reclaimed warehouse features exposed wood beams, brick and other rustic textures
that provide a distinctive backdrop for a celebration of your love. 

 

Whether you’re a history buff or just a fan of industrial architecture, our reception venue is the perfect place for you and your guests to dance the night away.

Interested in using our space for a shoot location? We book out our venue and areas around the village for just that. Read more about location bookings here. 

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Contact Us


Contact Us


Our Office

1305 Clinton Street Ste. 100
Nashville, TN, 37203
United States

 
 

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For more information on any of our services, stop by the office or fill out this form. 

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