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Marathon Village, Nashville

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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  • We came here because I wanted to go to Antique Archaeology. After we wandered around their store, we wandered around the shops of Marathon Village. I love the building and I think it's a great use of ...  read more »
  • This building encompasses a number of shops, restaurants, boutiques, and the history of the Marathon Motor Works which made industrial engines and boilers then from 1907 to 1914 the company manufactur...  read more »
  • The history of the building and the way it was built is very interesting. The shops are expensive specialty shops, but you don't have to buy anything. Take a walk up the street to find a brewery and a...  read more »
  • We were here about 4 years ago and I am amazed at how the area has developed and how many businesses have opened in the buildings! Definitely something for everyone here. From the Jack Daniels gift shop to West & Company shop to the winery and brewstillery, a tattoo shop and more. Of course we had to sample some wine and beer!! Lots of collectibles and original art/clothing/jewelry made by local artisans. A must do in Nashville.
  • Awesome place. A lot to see
  • Very cool venue but horrible customer service. We booked the 3rd floor conference room for a photo shoot and paid $250 for 2 hours shoot time. I dealt with the office manager/receptionist, a lady called Donna. At the time of booking I specifically checked that the 2 hours didn't include set up and break down time and it was agreed I would have access an hour beforehand to haul all my lighting and other kit up 3 flights of the back fire escape and set everything up before the models arrived. It was also agreed that all the furniture in the space (about a dozen tables and 50 chairs) would be cleared away and the room cleaned prior to the shoot. These requirements were also discussed and agreed between Donna and my client over the phone when he made the payment for the photo license. I arrived an hour beforehand as agreed to find the janitor still clearing the room and had to wait until 30 minutes after the shoot was scheduled to start for him to finish mopping the floors before I could even start setting up. As a result we didn't start shooting until around 1.20pm and not 12.00 as agreed, and we barely got any photos of one of the models as she had to leave a 2.00pm. I called by the office around 11.15 am to speak with Donna but it was unoccupied and the lights were out and the door was locked. Concerned we wouldn't have enough time to do the shoot I asked the janitor if he could arrange for an extension in time. He went away and spoke with Donna (I assumed on the phone as she her office had been locked up when I checked earlier) and returned and confirmed we could "take as long as we liked" as there were no further bookings for the space that day. We were still shooting when the owners wife arrived at 3.15pm to lock up early. She was obviously annoyed that we were still there so I explained that we had started late and had been given permission by Donna to keep shooting. We were told to leave immediately and so we had to pack up all the equipment and carry it back down the fire escape to load into my vehicle, which took several trips. On the final trip we were greeted by Donna, who was extremely rude and denied giving us permission to extend the shoot time as well as insisted she had advised the 2 hour slot included for set up and break down - a complete lie. She also lied that she had been in her office since 10.30am - presumably because she had got in late but didn't want her boss to find out. She continued to rant and rave while we packed up my car, all but screaming at me that she expected to be paid $200 for an additional 2 hours use of the room. I referred her to the client but needless to say we have not and will not be paying this. We did get some great shots, though the whole experience was stressful and unpleasant for both me and the 3 models involved in the shoot. It is so sad that such a great venue is so badly run.
  • Closed weekends. Closed in the evenings. Great so 75% of the working populas can't experience it. That was a dumb business decision.
  • A nice little hidden place where small shops have set up businesses, and a lovely place to spend an afternoon with people or a person you would like to spend more time with.
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