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Our goal is to promote our small town as the best place to live East of the Mississippi.

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What do you guys think about Santa's Village being canceled?
09/23/2020
Santa’s Village canceled

What do you guys think about Santa's Village being canceled?

The 36th Annual Santa’s Village in Martin has been canceled. With UT Martin canceling all activities in the Ned McWherter Ag Pavilion, officials from UT Martin and the City of Martin met and …

Rent our downtown coffeehouse for your private events! We are proud to offer our one-of-a-kind downtown coffeehouse for ...
09/10/2020

Rent our downtown coffeehouse for your private events!

We are proud to offer our one-of-a-kind downtown coffeehouse for private events. Our space offers a variety of seating options and can accommodate for up to 60 people. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, reunion, wedding shower, or graduation celebration, our shop offers a unique space with a memorable atmosphere ready to meet your needs— we even include a trained barista to run the coffee bar for y’all! Come see why our 100-year-old building is the perfect venue for you and your guests!
https://martinscoffeeandbakery.com/rental

Rent Martin's - Coffee & Bakery for your private events! We are proud to offer our one-of-a-kind downtown coffeehouse fo...
09/08/2020

Rent Martin's - Coffee & Bakery for your private events!

We are proud to offer our one-of-a-kind downtown coffeehouse for private events. Our space offers a variety of seating options and can accommodate for up to 60 people. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, reunion, wedding shower, or graduation celebration, our shop offers a unique space with a memorable atmosphere ready to meet your needs— we even include a trained barista to run the coffee bar for y’all! Come see why our 100-year-old building is the perfect venue for you and your guests!
https://martinscoffeeandbakery.com/rental

Good Morning Martin!Martin's is open from 7:30am - 5:00pm today!Martin's Coffee and Bakery was featured as 1 of the top ...
09/07/2020

Good Morning Martin!
Martin's is open from 7:30am - 5:00pm today!
Martin's Coffee and Bakery was featured as 1 of the top 6 coffee and brunch shops in Tennessee by the department of tourism!
Visit Martin, Tennessee's very own downtown coffeehouse :)

Martin's Coffee and Bakery has their coffee cult shirts back in stock! If you don't know the meaning behind this shirt i...
09/05/2020

Martin's Coffee and Bakery has their coffee cult shirts back in stock! If you don't know the meaning behind this shirt it's a long one.

All of the black and white coffee cult shirts are now in stock!
Thank you for your support, here is your refill of kool-aid ;)
Thinking about toat bags for our coffee cult members, what do you guys think?
Martin's Coffee and Bakery

Good Morning Martin! Come enjoy Martin, Tenneessee very own historic downtown coffeehouse!
09/02/2020

Good Morning Martin! Come enjoy Martin, Tenneessee very own historic downtown coffeehouse!

Good Morning from your local downtown coffee shop!Come in and enjoy a fresh-baked breakfast and the best coffee east of ...
09/01/2020

Good Morning from your local downtown coffee shop!
Come in and enjoy a fresh-baked breakfast and the best coffee east of the Mississippi!! Our GMM office is in the top part of Martin's - Coffee & Bakery :)

This is great news! Weakley County is receiving $400,000 dollars in federal CARES Act recovery assistance funding to sup...
08/28/2020
Weakley County receives $400,000 in CARES Act recovery funding, Mayor Bynum on decreasing COVID-19 cases

This is great news!
Weakley County is receiving $400,000 dollars in federal CARES Act recovery assistance funding to support redevelopment and revitalization in the county. We are in the process of getting a detailed list of how the $400,000 is going to be spent in Weakley County.

Weakley County is receiving $400,000 dollars in federal CARES Act recovery assistance funding to support redevelopment and revitalization in the county. Congressman David Kustoff announced the fund…

08/10/2020

There is a new mask mandate in Weakley County. What are your thoughts on the new mandate? We are waiting to hear back from the Mayor of Martin to see if there will be fines for not wearing masks?
What are your thoughts on police giving out tickets for not wearing masks?

What do you guys think about this new mask mandate?
08/10/2020
Mask mandate issued in Weakley County

What do you guys think about this new mask mandate?

Beginning at midnight tonight, Weakley County will be under a mask or face covering mandate due to an increase of COVID-19 cases. Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum says over the past 10 days, there h…

Our Jackson Home
08/01/2020

Our Jackson Home

Did you participate in the #731day mural hunt? We loved seeing everyone enjoy the murals around downtown to find @lemonlushie’s new mural. Did you miss the hunt? Good news- you can still complete it today! Details in our story highlight on our profile or ourjacksonhome.com/mural-hunt. #731day #731day2020 @ Jackson, Tennessee

07/23/2020
Gov. Bill Lee

What do you guys think about this new mask video?

Face it. Masks fight the spread of COVID-19.

Good Morning Martin!Stop by your local downtown coffeehouse to pick up a bag of coffee that supports The Charger Foundat...
07/20/2020

Good Morning Martin!
Stop by your local downtown coffeehouse to pick up a bag of coffee that supports The Charger Foundation!
Martin's - Coffee & Bakery

Amazing mural coming to historic Jackson, TN! It’s amazing to see Jackson Tennessee start a mural initiative! Shout out ...
07/19/2020

Amazing mural coming to historic Jackson, TN! It’s amazing to see Jackson Tennessee start a mural initiative!
Shout out to Southwest Tennessee development district for donating their wall!
Shout out Voya Financial group for funding the project!
The city of Martin and the historic board should take note of this.

07/18/2020
Tea with John

Tune in to Tea with John where we talk about the interworkings of the city and how we can make real change, also we talk about tea.
In this episode, we fully go over the recent article written in the Weakley County Press. We walk through the article breaking it down and asking some easy questions. We also cover why the city has yet to release public records and talk about some of my favorite tea to drink!

Breaking news! Martin’s coffee and bakery has just issued an apology to the local paper and the historic zoning board th...
07/15/2020

Breaking news! Martin’s coffee and bakery has just issued an apology to the local paper and the historic zoning board that they claimed to be bias!
Let us know what you think about this turn of events in the comments below!

“Guys, we want to apologize.
This is not easy for us to admit but we were just sent proof that the splash pad located in Historic Martin has indeed been historic all of this time. A lot of the bias and corruption that we highlight centers around the double standards that the city and the local paper have. With new proof that was just sent to us, we simply don't have any grounds to stand on. I want to thank everyone for your support but we have been proven wrong. It was right for the city to ban our string lights even though another business still has them up in downtown. It was just and fair for the board to ban the pro-bono mural that celebrates the Centennial of women's suffrage.
I am glad the city won the battle of keeping all of the buildings in the same historic architectural style with the building of the new library.”

Here are a few quick questions that the Weakley County Press is not answering about the article they have written. 1. Ho...
07/15/2020

Here are a few quick questions that the Weakley County Press is not answering about the article they have written.

1. How is a business (la Cabana) approved by the board to have a balcony when business "looking to be unique, they should not locate a business in a historically zoned area”. No other businesses have balconies.
2. Would you consider the fact a new multi-million dollar library is unique to the architecture of the historic downtown?
3. I own the business you are talking about, why did you not list our names or the name of our business?
4. Why was it not mentioned that the mural was a pro-bono mural that celebrates the centennial of women's suffrage?
5. The subcommittee was formed by the person that claims of bias were made against. Other members that also were claimed to be bias and conflicts of interest served on the board. Why was that not disclosed?
6. There is a month of missing zoom meetings (May 23, 2020 to July 5, 2020.) that are being withheld from the public. Is there a reason why the local paper is not covering or demanding it? Governor Bill Lee’s executive order No. 51 extended Orders No. 16 and 34 regarding Tennessee’s Open Meetings Act. It requires local governments and their committees and commissions that their meetings may be held electronically via teleconference March through July due to COVID and social distancing. Minutes and recordings must be posted within two days following the meetings. You can google Governor’s Executive Order No.
7. The Opera House still has its string lights on the side and back of their building. These are the same lights that Martin's - Coffee & Bakery was forced to take down. Why is this not covered?

Murals Discussions Prompt MHZC Action
The Martin Historic Zoning Commission has adopted guidelines in relation to the use of murals on downtown businesses within the historic district of the city.
The district, which includes businesses along South Lindell Street and Broadway Street in downtown Martin, is governed by guidelines adopted and enforced by the MHZC.
Classified as a Certified Local Government through the Tennessee Historical Commission, the district maintains eligibility for downtown improvements, such as sidewalk lighting, signage and other features throughout the historic district.
The MHZC is made up of individuals who are appointed by the City of Martin Board of Aldermen in a volunteer capacity and do not receive compensation for serving on the commission.
Created in 1986, the MHZC now consists of a handful of local downtown business owners or managers, one Martin alderman and community members holding degrees in the field of history.
Recently, the commission was tasked with determining if murals were allowable within the area zoned as the Martin Historic Business District. Recently, downtown business owners requested the commission grant the couple approval for a mural to be painted on the backside of their building.

Read entire story in the July 14 edition of the Weakley County Press or online at www.nwtntoday.com.

http://www.nwtntoday.com/2020/07/15/murals-discussions-prompt-mhzc-action/

07/12/2020

Governor Bill Lee’s executive order No. 51 extended Orders No. 16 and 34 regarding Tennessee’s Open Meetings Act. It requires local governments and their committees and commissions that their meetings may be held electronically via teleconference March through July due to COVID and social distancing. Minutes and recordings must be posted within two days following the meetings.
We are requesting all zoom meetings and minutes being withheld from the public from May 23, 2020 to July 5, 2020 to be released from the City of Martin.

Martin Business Association Gov. Bill Lee Weakley County Press Jake Bynum - Weakley County Mayor Historic Martin

A dispute between a local business and the Martin Historic Zoning Commission raises a question about the First Amendment...
07/11/2020
Mural honoring historic 19th Amendment anniversary not allowed by Martin Historic Zone Commission

A dispute between a local business and the Martin Historic Zoning Commission raises a question about the First Amendment as the business wants to honor the Nineteenth Amendment.
Martin's - Coffee & Bakery

A dispute between the Martin Historic Zone Commission, a local business owner in the zone and a non-profit foundation intended to honor the history of women’s suffrage has garnered attention in Weakley County.

New business coming to our downtown!!!
07/11/2020

New business coming to our downtown!!!

07/10/2020

We were able to obtain this document. All of the information is slowly being released to the public on the new ban on murals in historic downtown.
July 1, 2020

Taking all things into consideration a motion was made by Mr. Alexander Bynum to recommend to the MHZC that murals should not be approved for the Martin Historic Business District. Mrs. Sharon Maloan seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved by Chairman Pace, Mrs. Nassar, Mr. Scott Taylor, and Mrs. Anita Bell.

Below are the recommended by guidelines as written by City Attorney, Kirk Moore and Mr. Thompson:

MURALS
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Design Review and Guidelines, it is the policy of the Martin Historic Zoning Commission to not approve murals. Murals have not historically been a part of the Martin Historic District. Without historic precedence, the introduction of murals to the District would not serve the purposes of the District nor the Guidelines, including to: preserve the historic, architectural, and aesthetic value, character, and significance of the District; help ensure that changes in the District will be in keeping with its unique historic, architectural, and aesthetic value, character, and significance; to prevent changes that could be detrimental to the District’s historic, architectural, and aesthetic value, character, and significance; and to protect the District’s unique historic, architectural, and aesthetic value, character, significance, integrity, and compatibility as a whole and the buildings within it. As such, murals are not appropriate in the Martin Historic District.
GHOST SIGNS
“Ghost Signs” are faded remnants of advertising that was historically painted on masonry.
• While it may tempting to touch or overpaint such signs to renew their appearance, this
Creates a false sense of history and diminishes the integrity of the commercial district.
• Such signs through Martin’s historic business district are to be retained in place and
allowed to age as part of the authentic patina of the area in which they are located.
• This guideline shall not, however, preclude building maintenance that may involve
masonry restoration. All such work shall be reviewed by the MHZC prior to undertaking.
• Overpainting, removing, or otherwise diminishing the visibility of currently visible “ghost
signs” shall be avoided.

Respectfully presented by Mr. Brad Thompson on behalf of Subcommittee Chairman
Warner Pace and the Subcommittee Members: Mrs. Anita Allen Bell, Mrs. Sharon Maloan, Mrs. Tracy Nassar, Mr. Alexander Bynum, Mr. Scott Taylor

New coffee coming soon that supports our local schools!Martin's - Coffee & BakeryWe are so proud of this! Coming in the ...
07/10/2020

New coffee coming soon that supports our local schools!
Martin's - Coffee & Bakery
We are so proud of this! Coming in the next 14 days we will launch the official Charger Foundation roast! All proceeds of this coffee will go to the Charger Foundation! I cannot wait for you guys to try this roast!!
Drink coffee and support your local schools!!

If there is a non-profit or project that you want to help raise money for we want to hear about it!
https://martinscoffeeandbakery.com/community-fundraising-project

What do you guys think of the response by UT Martin Student Affairs to the viral racial video? Why does freedom of speec...
07/09/2020
Response by UT Martin Student Affairs to racial video

What do you guys think of the response by UT Martin Student Affairs to the viral racial video?
Why does freedom of speech mean to you and what does it protect?

"Freedom of speech protects all of us as we express our opinions, both those socially acceptable and those that are not. Having said that, I also acknowledge that there are consequences for every action taken. The words stated in the video struck to the heart of all of us on campus, especially those of our Black students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends."

Read the rest of the story in the link below!

https://www.utm.edu/news/2020/07/08/student-affairs-response-to-racial-video/?fbclid=IwAR2gBLvRLAFdzK8pbp7a0DPzTuKChQdEiaknDKSDMYhoKDudkHjcFoBgD0k

The following is a statement provided by Dr. Andy Lewter, UT Martin vice chancellor for Student Affairs. I want to provide an update on our investigation into the racially-charged video that was distributed broadly across social media last week. The video is appalling. It illustrates that we have mi...

07/08/2020
Martin's - Coffee & Bakery

We are extremely disappointed in the city and the historic board tonight.
Not only did they ban the pro bono mural that celebrates the centennial of women’s suffrage in Tennessee they also banned all murals from coming to historic Martin.
Due to COVID-19 we simply do not have the resources to pay the $50 a day fine nor the court cost that it would take to fight the non-elected boards decision. We do not have the resources the city has from using taxpayer dollars to fight legal battles that infringe on private property owners.

We are trying to move on in a positive way but the fact that all future murals are banned by this unelected board is shocking. This a major step back for Martin.
The city has tax money to fight these battles we are simply outnumbered and outgunned.
It’s hard to be positive and pragmatic about this situation. The constant changing of rules and the addition of rules that restrict development on our business and downtown is tiring.
Nevertheless, we cannot dwell on this anymore.

We have supported the modernization of our historic downtown. We have supported the tearing down of the REED center and police station to build a new 21st center library in the historic downtown. We love the New Orleans style balcony that La Cabaña has that is not historic. We support the updated lamp posts and the list goes on and on. We do not understand how paint on wall is any more non historic than the massive construction across the street from us. I am so disappointed in our leaders that elected the board, all of the board members themselves and the people who stand for holding Martin back. I am tired of all of the back door deals and corruption, open bias and favoritism. It’s disgusting and it’s hard to stomach it.

We are extremely disappointed in the city and the historic board tonight.
Not only did they ban the pro bono mural that celebrates the centennial of women’s suffrage in Tennessee they also banned all murals from coming to historic Martin.
Due to COVID-19 we simply do not have the resources to pay the $50 a day fine nor the court cost that it would take to fight the non-elected boards decision. We do not have the resources the city has from using taxpayer dollars to fight legal battles that infringe on private property owners.

We are trying to move on in a positive way but the fact that all future murals are banned by this unelected board is shocking. This a major step back for Martin.
The city has tax money to fight these battles we are simply outnumbered and outgunned.
It’s hard to be positive and pragmatic about this situation. The constant changing of rules and the addition of rules that restrict development on our business and downtown is tiring.
Nevertheless, we cannot dwell on this anymore.

We have supported the modernization of our historic downtown. We have supported the tearing down of the REED center and police station to build a new 21st center library in the historic downtown. We love the New Orleans style balcony that La Cabaña has that is not historic. We support the updated lamp posts and the list goes on and on. We do not understand how paint on wall is any more non historic than the massive construction across the street from us. I am so disappointed in our leaders that elected the board, all of the board members themselves and the people who stand for holding Martin back. I am tired of all of the back door deals and corruption, open bias and favoritism. It’s disgusting and it’s hard to stomach it.

Martin Business Association Weakley County Press City of Martin Randy Brundige

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