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06/03/2020

They building this library fast! Come get double caramel macchiato at Martin’s and watch all of the progress!

In honor of the centennial of Women’s Suffrage, this week I want to honor Anne Dallas Dudley of Nashville, Tennessee. An...
06/02/2020

In honor of the centennial of Women’s Suffrage, this week I want to honor Anne Dallas Dudley of Nashville, Tennessee. Anne came from a very prominent family in Nashville and married into an even bigger family who founded Life and Casualty Insurance. As I read more and more about Anne, I couldn’t help but draw a connection between her life and the Mary Poppins character Winifred Banks singing “Sister Suffragette”! Often time, it would seem that Anne Dallas Dudley was acting out for her beliefs in women’s suffrage. To combat the false narrative that all progressives are anti-home, Anne would often bring her two children along side her for various women’s suffrage gatherings and photo ops. Anne’s involvement began in 1911; however, she was elected as the president of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association in 1915 and served until 1917. It was in that year that Anne was elected third vice-president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Anne helped break down the barriers of what type of woman should care about equality. Because of her leadership and realm of influence, the movement caught fire throughout Tennessee, gaining strength with the help of Catherine Kenny of Nashville and Abby Milton of Chattanooga. It is amazing to see where your actions can lead when you decide something is worth your while.
What issues have you chosen to take a stand for? What do you want to see happen and what are you willing to do to further the cause? Please comment below!

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06/02/2020
Good Morning Martin Episode 2

Good Morning Martin Episode 2
:26 Martin has a new pizza place! Pizza Di Roma & Pasta
1:46 Some of the background on the pro-bono mural that is coming to Martin, Tennessee that celebrates the Centennial of women's suffrage.
4:09 Interview with Dr. Nick Dunagan about the New Martin Public Library for C E Weldon Public Library

We are proud to offer Martin’s first Morning show! Episode 2 is coming soon! On the next episode of GMM, we interview Ni...
06/01/2020

We are proud to offer Martin’s first Morning show!
Episode 2 is coming soon! On the next episode of GMM, we interview Nick Dunagan to talk about the new 21st-century library!
We also cover a new business that has come to Martin and a little background the movement through Tennessee called Walls for Women!
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05/31/2020

This is an open conversation.
What are your thoughts on the rioting and looting across America because of the murder of George Floyd?
Is all of the looting and rioting justified?

05/30/2020
Episode 1 of the Good Morning Martin morning show!

Welcome to the first episode of the Good Morning Martin morning show!
Time Stamps:
:13 Intro to what Good Morning Martin is and why it was created
3:28 what is the City of Martin doing to adapt to COVID-19
4:56 Martin's Mayor speaks about declaring a state of emergency for Martin
6:03 The cancelation of the Tennessee Soybean Festival and what that means for community members and businesses
8:16 can local businesses survive COVID-19 with the restrictions suggested by Bill Lee
12:14 Are we allowed to disagree with one another? How can our community move forward?
15:05 Good Morning Martin shirts and mugs !
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It has now been 12 days since we approached the Historic Zoning Commission to try to work together on welcoming the pro-...
05/30/2020

It has now been 12 days since we approached the Historic Zoning Commission to try to work together on welcoming the pro-bono mural that was gifted to our coffee shop by Walls for Women. This project spans across many historic downtowns in Tennessee, celebrating women artists that are honoring the centennial of women’s suffrage.
By Tennessee law we have every right as private property owners to paint on our building what we choose. By the first amendment we have the freedom not only of speech but also of artistic expression on our private property.
Additionally, page 116, Section D, item 6 of the general Zoning Ordinance for Martin, Tennessee specifically excludes works of art from a sign regulatory authority, which makes sense because the First Amendment protections that are granted to all Americans are contained in the U.S. Constitution and inform the very fabric of our nation.
We knew that we could paint a mural; however, given all of the past problems we have had with certain members of the board, we decided that in order to have full transparency and to give the opportunity to work together, we would go through the COA process. So we went through all of the paper work and processes in order to start a new chapter where our small business and the historic board could work together.
There are no current guidelines for murals in Martin, Tennessee yet there are over 10 murals in our downtown. We were surprised when the board was spilt and did not approve of this mural and wanted to wait till they were able to draw up new guidelines.
This is a very familiar situation. The board also drew up new guidelines for string lights only 5 months ago. This is a time-sensitive project. The centennial of women’s suffrage is on August 18th and we are not the only Tennessee small business that has been chosen to participate in this project.
We did not seek out this mural but the reporting from the local paper that is run by the head of the HZC falsely reported otherwise, if they would have interviewed me and Courtney (recipients of the pro bono mural) or Scott and Kristen (Founders of Walls for Women) they would have been able to factually report the whole story about this project. We were shocked when the head of the board and the head editor of the paper tried to give our mural away to someone else 3 different times. I understand that anyone would welcome a free and beautiful work of art on their building, but it was gifted to my family business. It’s not ours to give away, and if it were, we would fight to keep it. It’s our right!

Sometimes in order for change to happen it takes being unconformable— we will not be run over and we will not support corruption and bias decisions by leadership in our community. It’s time for change. Personal bias cannot deprive the community of Martin from this symbol of hope. We are standing for our community not dividing it.

The full 2-hour commission meeting is on our page.
This is a rendering of what the mural will look like, this is not the exact mural design but it will be this style. We welcome the artist to use her own creative freedom when painting from the rendering.

We are exploring the West TN Farmers Market today that is in full swing! Check out these donuts!!Who wants to get some o...
05/30/2020

We are exploring the West TN Farmers Market today that is in full swing! Check out these donuts!!
Who wants to get some of these donuts at our local Farmers Market in Martin!?

There is a march happening in Historic Downtown Martin at the library. This march is in protest for the death of George ...
05/29/2020

There is a march happening in Historic Downtown Martin at the library. This march is in protest for the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The group has welcomed all participants in this peaceful protest at 11:30AM.
Let us know what you think about this peaceful protest in Martin, Tennessee.
Photo Credit: Juniper Roe
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This Walls for Women mural project has been so inspiring (for the most part!) Not only is it pro bono but this year all ...
05/29/2020

This Walls for Women mural project has been so inspiring (for the most part!) Not only is it pro bono but this year all of the muralists will be women to show honor to all the women who helped lead the charge of women’s suffrage. Knowing that this project is part of a greater initiative to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Women's right to vote, I have taken it upon myself to get more educated on the 19th Amendment and those who fought for it. Today I want to honor Sue Shelton White. She came from Henderson in a big family with 6 other siblings. I feel like children in large families always have to work hard for what they want. Being a West Tennessee GIRL, Sue had to work even harder. She lost both parents at 14 but still managed to put herself through college, business school, and on to earn a law degree all the way in D.C. Sue used her degree for equality. In 1912, she joined the women's suffrage movement. Sue served as the Tennessee chair for the National Woman's Party and traveled around the country speaking out about unity and our inalienable right to vote and be viewed as an equal. She even faced jail time, like so many others who fought for us.

Here's an excerpt from the Tennessee Encyclopedia: “In June 1919 the U.S. Senate approved the Nineteenth Amendment and sent it to the states for ratification. By August of 1920, the amendment had been ratified in thirty-five states and needed only one additional state to become the law of the land. Eight southern states had defeated ratification, and it fell to the Tennessee General Assembly to decide the issue. White returned to the state and lobbied for ratification, which was achieved by a single vote on August 18.”

Sue Shelton White continued supporting equality throughout her career by making big waves from her home in Jackson, Tennessee. I am so grateful for this woman of change! She has changed my future because of her past.

This year has been incredibly challenging for our world. It is pertinent that we bind together as one community and point a light to those who have paved the way to freedom. And thanks to Walls for Women, the new mural that is coming to Martin is a symbol of just that. This is the opportunity to come together as a community, no more lines in the sand, and no more petty back and forth. This mural is about moving forward and honoring the freedoms we have because of the lives dedicated by so many others.

Who has changed your future? Tell us a little something about a woman who has made big waves for our country OR big waves in your life! There are no wrong answers!

And read up more on Sue Shelton White here: https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/sue-shelton-white/

05/29/2020

We are working on a morning show for Good Morning Martin! We will be talking about news in Tennessee and what is happening locally. We are excited to finally be able to get this going.
We are taking one step closer to being Martin's news source!

Local Martin resident, Jewelia Hazelwood, stands on the corner of Lindell Street in protest of George Floyd. Before prot...
05/28/2020

Local Martin resident, Jewelia Hazelwood, stands on the corner of Lindell Street in protest of George Floyd. Before protesting Hazelwood spoke to the cops and the plans for her protest.

George Floyd was a 46 year old man that died while a police officer held his knee on Floyds neck for over 9 minutes while restraining him. While talking to Hazelwood she stated “ this is a national issue, this is a cultural issue, that makes it a local issue.”

We want to hear what you think about this and your thoughts about the situation.

05/28/2020

They are moving fast!

The new Library in Martin, Tennessee is coming along! We are so excited that this is located right across the street fr...
05/28/2020

The new Library in Martin, Tennessee is coming along! We are so excited that this is located right across the street from our coffee shop!

We had a record sales day today, the highest since we have reopened!!!We can't thank you guys enough for supporting our ...
05/28/2020

We had a record sales day today, the highest since we have reopened!!!
We can't thank you guys enough for supporting our local business!
Following the new guidelines by Bill Lee our full shop is open! You can still call in and we will have it ready for you or you can order on our app!
All of our frozen drinks and smoothies are getting close to being done! Really excited for you guys to try all of our new products! We will have giveaways every day and run discounts every week. We are so blessed to be able to serve our community!
Martin's - Coffee & Bakery

We had a record sales day today, the highest since we have reopened!!!
We can't thank you guys enough for supporting our local business!
Following the new guidelines by Bill Lee our full shop is open! You can still call in and we will have it ready for you or you can order on our app!
All of our frozen drinks and smoothies are getting close to being done! Really excited for you guys to try all of our new products! We will have giveaways every day and run discounts every week. We are so blessed to be able to serve our community!
Martin's - Coffee & Bakery

05/24/2020
May 19th Martin Historic Zoning Commission meeting

Here is the full 2-hour meeting of the May 19th Martin Historic Zoning Commission meeting that we were finally able to release.

Here are some timestamps of key points.
39:29 The board opens the discussion on the 8 different types of lights I have presented in my COA. for our shop.
55:13 The pro-bono mural that our shop was granted by Walls for Women is brought up for discussion.
101 I am given permission to present the mural
1:04:09 Brad whispers "I want you to mute John".
1:04:48 Lynette asks us to give away the mural that was granted to us

1.21 Lynette tries to shut down Scott from speaking
120 Murals are not signs discussion
1:21:50 Lynette trying to not let Scott speak
124 Scott finally gets to speaks about Walls for Women

1:31:10 Lynette tries for the second time to take away the pro-bono mural that we were gifted.

1:35 Lynette tried for a 3rd time to take away the pro-bono mural for our shop.
Courtney and I are working on a film where we take part the meeting and respond to it so it's easier to watch. We just wanted to get this out there for now.

05/22/2020
Chattanooga Downtown

Love this idea!!

Twenty new #ArtSparkCHA designs are being installed through Downtown Chattanooga and surrounding neighborhoods. Bright, inviting designs by local artists dot intersections for you to find and enjoy.

The design in the video is, "Faces" by David Balch, at the corner of Chestnut Street and MLK Boulevard.

A River City Company program in partnership with Public Art Chattanooga and EPB, ArtSpark 2020 is possible thanks to the Lyndhurst Foundation, Riverfront Business and Resident Partnership and the Northshore Merchants Collective. Chattanooga Printing & Design is the installer of the designs.

05/20/2020

People have been asking us how the meeting with the historical board went tonight, and we will talk about it in full after the recording of the public Zoom meeting is posted. During this meeting, we got an answer on our request for the 8 different types of exterior lights we submitted in March. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait 10 more days for them to decide which ones are considered historical for our business. Additionally, we will continue to wait for the board’s approval to allow our pro bono mural— courtesy of Walls for Women, a non-profit celebrating the centennial of women’s voting rights— to be installed on our private property. It’s very important that this zoom recording is posted, we do not want it to be lost. You will see the process the city takes with our business and I think some progress that was made.

Hey guys the meeting for the Historic Martin to vote on our coffee shop accepting the granted pro-bono mural by DMA-Even...
05/19/2020
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Hey guys the meeting for the Historic Martin to vote on our coffee shop accepting the granted pro-bono mural by DMA-Events to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage and honoring Tennessee’s critical role in passing the 19th Amendment is at 5:15pm today. This is a big deal for not only our shop but Martin, Tennessee. Pray all of this goes well! This is a great opportunity to set aside all personal differences and come together during this pandemic and do something positive!
Here is the link to the meeting if you feel like tuning in.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88067390076…

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05/16/2020

Hey guys, we are working on starting something to boost the local economy. The first idea was to start Martin’s sidewalk Market. We are going to try to get businesses in downtown Martin to have sidewalk sales and hopefully get some craft booths and food vendors to come out on Saturdays. Still working on everything and would love any thoughts you guys have!

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407 S Lindell Street
Martin, TN
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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 19:00
Thursday 06:30 - 17:00
Friday 06:30 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 14:00

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Courtney and I decided turn this passion project into a business that focuses on bringing pride to our community and smiles to everyone around us. We built ourselves on morning coffee, sunshine, family time, and pride in Tennessee. Our goal is to celebrate life by celebrating YOU. You make our community a home. You make tea sweeter and fireworks brighter. You are awesome.

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