June 18, 2013

Warehouse row in Chattanooga celebrates distinctive southern style

With fashion, art event

CHATTANOOGA — Since Jamestown set out to transform the historic brick buildings of Chattanooga’s Warehouse Row from an outlet center into a community retail concept six years ago, it has become the address for boutiques and restaurants that are both distinctively Southern and decidedly eclectic. Warehouse Row’s impeccably-preserved Civil War era buildings are home to some of the region’s best independent retailers and will fittingly serve as the host of the returning event series dubbed “Crafted by Southern Hands.” This celebration of all things Southern will showcase the finest fashion, art, décor and food created below the Mason-Dixon Line.

“Chattanooga’s central location in the South makes it a natural influencer for regional art and style,” said George Krauth, vice president of Jamestown. “'Crafted by Southern Hands' provides us with an ideal platform for sharing the rich, varied works of the gifted Southern artisans that are inspired by the region and call it their home.”

With independent retailers that are nationally and internationally recognized for Southern décor and design, Warehouse Row is a natural fit for the event series’ venue. Kicking off with a combination Bradley Gordon artwork exhibition and Billy Reid pop-up, the first event will begin with an opening reception for Mississippi artist Bradley Gordon between 6 and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25. While enjoying the art, hors d' oeuvres, cocktails and live music, attendees will also be able to shop Southern fashion designer Billy Reid’s pop-up store. The retail location on the lower level of Building North will display the latest pieces from Reid’s collection and will re-open the following morning, Wednesday, June 26, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Bradley Gordon, a Mississippi-born painter, is known for his intriguingly vibrant interpretations of Southern wildlife. After earning his bachelor of fine arts from the University of Mississippi, Gordon was a resident artist at Scall Art Studios in Taichung City, Taiwan. Upon his return to the United States, Gordon settled in Oxford, Miss., where painting has become his full-time career pursuit. Gordon has received high acclaim, including a recent feature in Garden & Gun, for simple backgrounds featuring large, colorful portraits of iconic Southern animals.

Billy Reid is an American fashion designer whose self-described “low-fi Southern-bred luxury” has earned him GQ and the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s “Best New Designer in America Award” and the “CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award.” Reid is known for classic-style, high-quality clothing with unusual accents. Designing men’s, women’s and accessories collections, Reid works out of his flagship shop and studio in Florence, Ala. Additional Billy Reid shops include locations in New York; Atlanta; Nashville, Tenn.; Charleston, S.C.; and Washington, D.C.

The “Crafted by Southern Hands” event series will continue throughout the summer. Second in the series, from July 25 through 29, is an Alabama Chanin sewing workshop and exclusive exhibition of the one-of-a-kind, barbecue-smoked wedding dresses by designer Natalie Chanin. The third event will be a clothes hanger exhibition with Old Try, an old-fashion custom print shop, and the Chattanooga Print Cooperative, hosted on Aug. 30 and 31.

For more information about the “Crafted by Southern Hands” event series, visit www.warehouserow.net.

About Warehouse Row

One of the premier design and fashion centers in Chattanooga, Warehouse Row features two levels of stores and restaurants in a distinguished setting convenient to downtown. Offering a unique collection of tenants, Warehouse Row includes home furnishings store and design studio REVIVAL Uncommon Goods, boutique jeweler Amanda Pinson Jewelry, women and children’s designer and clothier Kayce Hughes, sophisticated beauty store the Cosmetic Market, shoes and accessories boutique Embellish, beauty salon Level 10, French linen purveyor Yves Delorme, contemporary shop Rhinoceros Boutique, stationery boutique Shadowbox Paperie, orchid supplier Lines Orchids, luxury lingerie shop Ellie’s Fine Lingerie, Homespun Parties + Events, leading Pilates studio Pilates Chattanooga and fine arts dealer Gallery 1401. Dining establishments include Public House and The Social, an adjoined restaurant and downtown bar from restaurateur Nathan Lindley, Crave Café, Petunia’s Silver Jalapeño, and Southern Burger Co. With 330,000 square feet of retail and office space, Warehouse Row is located on the corner of Market and 12th Streets close to the famed Chattanooga Choo Choo and the Tennessee Aquarium. For more information, visit www.warehouserow.net.

About Jamestown

Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Atlanta and Cologne, Germany, and offices in New York City, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C., Jamestown is a leader in acquisitions and value added management. Over 29 years, Jamestown has generated approximately $8 billion in strategic investments. The company is focused across the risk spectrum with core, core-plus and opportunistic funds in two primary markets: 24-hour cities and Sunbelt territories with strong demographic growth. For more information, visit www.jamestownlp.com.



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