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Hatch Show Print To Find A New Home

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A local landmark will soon have a new home.

Nashville's own historic poster maker Hatch Show Print will be moving into the new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as part of the museum's expansion. The move comes after 20 years spent inside their small shop on Lower Broadway.

Officials said the new location will be larger, nearly twice the size of the current space, will be custom designed for Hatch Show Print. It is expected to open in late 2013.

"Hatch Show Print's move to our expanding museum campus is the logical next step in our decades-long effort to preserve the shop," said Museum Director Kyle Young. "Hatch, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest letterpress print shops in the U.S., and is synonymous with Southern entertainment, particularly early country music stars."

Although inside the new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Hatch will continue to create and sell their famous prints.

"In its new space on the museum's first floor, Hatch will have an expanded production area with an adjacent retail site. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows on one wall of the production space will allow visitors to watch as designers lay out type and print posters on the letterpresses. We'll even have a dedicated design space where Hatch staff can offer hands-on demos to visitors at designated times," said Young.

Admission to Hatch will continue to be free. Visitors can enter the shop from a new entrance on Fifth Avenue South.

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