Audra and I have always talked about wanting to have a coffee shop where moms could come and let their kids run around and play while they chatted, had Bible study, took creative classes, looked for their sanity etc, but OH MY WORD this place is way beyond what I had pictured. Just so you all know, they don’t have the slightest clue that I have this blog or anything, and might think I am a total fruit loop for stalking them. What can I say? That’s my sti-lo.
In case you live near here and haven’t heard of it, it’s called Sodium (I keep calling it caffeine but I think that’s because I’m on deadline). Here’s the gist of it…
It is really big, like a really cool warehouse kind of thing, and it is run by Christians. The whole intention of it is to provide an opportunity for families to be together. These are just a few of the things they have there: A theatre area, classes for kids (art, science, math tutoring, music, and on and on…), dozens and dozens of comfy couches, a cafe with delicious coffee, a rock-climbing wall, a giant treehouse/for thingy, a play town, a baby area, a video game area (coming soon…think plasmas and high tech gear), a game room with ping-pong, pool, etc and tons of other cool stuff like a ginormous stage for concerts and stuff.
They have family game nights and lots of other opportunities for community. For example, they have a Superbowl party coming up where they will show the Superbowl on the big movie screen, but when halftime comes they will have their own entertainment (to make sure it’s age appropriate). They also encourage churches to rent it out for Bible studies etc, and it would be a GREAT spot for that.
They did a rock concert recently and over 200 teens came out…brilliant, right??? I know they are teaming up with the Fish here in town for a concert coming up, and I just think the whole thing is genius.
I am so excited to have such a cool place to hang out and just wanted to pass it along in case you live nearby and want to bring your family out. It is on Columbia in Franklin before you get to the new Target and all that stuff…and you can totally bring your own food in so I’m thinking I’m going to make the Chick-Fil-A my go-to meal
Anyway, just wanted to pass it along…here is the website for more info…
I think the pricing is really reasonable. You can pay each time you go or pay $50 for the whole family for a month or $250 for the year. That includes all the classes and stuff, too!!!!! I mean, for real. I can’t take my four girls anywhere, let alone music and art classes, for less than that!!!
Tell them I sent you if you go, because they have no idea who I am and they will probably be totally confused.
See you there!!!
P.S. If you are one of the ladies that was there and talked to Kelsey before I came, I hope I get to meet you next time! I’ll be the one with the big coffee cup