Imagine over sixty years ago the building hummed of sewing machines and production from one of the largest shirt factories in southern Tennessee.
Now fast forward to find this incredible 71,000 sq.ft. industrial facility converted to its present-day grandeur with the original steel windows and doors, an outside deck for music and entertainment, food, gifts, specialty tea, a boutique resale shop, and so much more. There is ample parking, and you can expect the unexpected from music on Saturdays, to rare antiques and treasures of all kinds every day of the week. Plan your day at the Factory at Columbia and experience these amazing retail and dining options:
Columbia Antique Marketplace
Located on the lower level of the Factory at Columbia, offers a huge collection of American and European antique furniture; unusual vintage finds to add an unexpected and delightful element to any home as well as the perfect gift for the most discerning on your list.
A premium designer of classic furniture. Blink Home supplies all the national platforms and interior designers from its warehouse in Columbia, Tennessee.
Nashville Tea Co.
A modern tea house specializing in blends that feature exquisite flavors and aromas from around the world. Owner, Diane Sheets, has spent twenty-plus years as a celebrity vocal coach and vocal producer in the music industry. In addition to an online presence, Nashville Tea Co has a beautiful cafe and tea bar located at the Factory at Columbia where they serve a variety of teas including hand-crafted lattes, bubble teas and their signature nitro chai.
B’s Salty and Sweet
An artisan bakery and cafe, featuring scratch-made pastries (both sweet and savory), cookies, sourdough breads, croissants and more - with many vegan options. B’s also features a daily one-item lunch menu, with a rotating selection of veggie-focused sandwiches, large salads, ethnically-influenced noodle and rice dishes, and beyond.
One of the largest European Antique importers supplying national platforms like Chairish.com, Houzz.com, Wayfair.com and Interior Designers around the country.
A quintessential southern coastal brand. Southern Polished leather sandals have been prominently featured in publications such as Nashville Lifestyles, Good Grit, Okra and on Nashville area television. The Potter family’s roots are in the south, but as the family of a career military officer, they have lived throughout the world. Southern Polished sandals are inspired by their times in Italy, but they are created with the heart of the American south.
Wear It Well
A boutique resale shop specializing in gently loved high-end styles at an accessible price point. From vintage Valentino to trendy Old Navy, the boutique features a mix of contemporary day-, evening- and foot-wear in a wide range of sizes, along with designer handbags and exquisite vintage items. Every piece is handpicked for its quality, condition and style. Some items are brand new, never worn, with the original tags still attached.
Our ultimate goal for the boutique is to fund a clean water project for charity. Wear It Well shares their mission to bring safe, clean drinking water to every person on the planet. We donate a portion of every sale to this cause.
With over 50,000 in stock, Leather Books is the largest US based supplier to national platforms and interior designers. These books are genuine antiques and vary in age from 50-250 years old.
A website and Columbia based studio offering hand painted, beautiful oil portraits of children, pets, weddings and executives, made directly from your photograph.
The Factory at Columbia is proud to house these wonderful establishments under one roof, and we still have a few spots available in Phases II and III.
So, take the easy twenty minute drive south and spend the day at one of the largest “indoor” retail experiences all in a building that will take you back in time.