A Welcome In Person and Online

May 23, 2013

Friday, May 24th, marks the grand opening of the Thistle Stop CafeMayor Karl Dean will participate in the official ceremony and lead a ribbon cutting, then the Nashville community is invited to an Open House from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. The Cafe is located at 5128 Charlotte Pike, anchoring the corner of the Thistle Farms building that also houses our bath and body care manufacturing facility, and paper-making and sewing studios.


Our founder, Becca Stevens says, “With the theme of ‘a story in every cup,’ Thistle Stop Café is the next step in creating a community of hospitality and love that will nourish everyone who thirsts for justice as well as a great cup of tea. The Cafe has hired six residents and graduates of Magdalene, the residential program, which will help them become financially independent.” 

We invite all to visit us tomorrow between 12:00pm - 2:00pm or during our regular business hours of 7:00am - 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, starting Tuesday, May 28th.

We also encourage to help us promote our newest venture online, by liking, tweeting, sharing and checking in. You can find us at the following:
We are excited to offer you fair trade coffees and teas in our new healing space and appreciate you sharing your experience at the Thistle Stop Cafe online. 


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