Monday, February 3, 2014

Olive & Sinclair Opens New Factory

Olive & Sinclair opens New Factory in Nashville!

               In early January 2014, Olive & Sinclair founder Scott Witherow and team opened the doors to their brand new factory and retail store at 1628 Fatherland St., Nashville, Tennessee 37206. Olive & Sinclair products are currently available across the U.S. at select Whole Foods Markets, choice retailers and coffee shops and has recently gone international with shelf space at of Selfridges London and Japan’s FRESCA.  With increased production needs and a growing roster of O&S products, the team was outgrowing their original McGavock Pike space. Witherow began the search for a new location that would not only meet the necessary production criteria, but which would also offer an environment with history and character, fitting of the Olive & Sinclair brand. 

            The space at 1628 Fatherland St. was originally home to HG Hills Food Store in the early 1900s, followed by an Archway Cookies factory and a woodworking factory.

           One of the most important benefits of the relocation is the ability to officially open Olive & Sinclair’s doors to the public. Passersby will have full view of the O&S team at work and fans of Olive & Sinclair will now have the chance to experience the bittersweet smell of roasting cacao beans and watch the hands-on chocolate making process during factory tours.

          The Saturday tours will give guests the opportunity to see the O&S team at work operating antique melangers (Spanish stone mills from the early 1900’s), roasters and more, enjoying O&S samples along the way. It’s not uncommon the O&S crew to provide samples of new products that have not yet reached the market.  Beginning Feb. 1, factory tours will be hosted on Saturdays every hour from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Retail store hours are Thursday - Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

          Since its inception in 2009, Nashville, Tenn. based Olive & Sinclair has championed the Southern approach to bean to bar chocolate making. Founding owner Scott Witherow oversees every batch of Southern Artisan Chocolate™, which is slow roasted and stone ground in small batches with single origin beans. The current lineup includes nine bars such as Mexican Style Cinn-Chili, Buttermilk White and Coffee with ingredients such as pure brown sugar, brown butter and Southern-staple buttermilk.  Orders may be placed online or at select retailers across the country and abroad.

         For more information, visit or call (615) 262-3007. Olive & Sinclair’s factory and retail store is located at 1628 Fatherland St., Nashville, Tennessee 37206. Connect with Olive & Sinclair on Twitter @OliveSinclair and on Facebook.

This Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Bar was perfect as one of my recent mid-day snacks!
Olive and Sinclair

--Dr. April

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