A new Nashville coffee shop is not only finding success, but is also supporting local artists and businesses.
Barista Parlor, which is located at 519B Gallatin Avenue, opened at an old transmission shop.
Owner Andy Mumma told Nashville's News 2 he tries to use as many locally produced items in his shop which opened earlier this year.
"I didn't have a general contractor and fancy crews, it was like me and a lot of my friends in here, working 16 hour days making this transmission shop into a coffee bar," he explained.
Inside the unique coffee shop, a nearly 30-foot mural of a ship fills designed by a local artist fills one wall, while the tables are built from a 250 year old poplar that came from an old barn in Shelbyville.
The shop's stools were made from re-purposed bourbon barrels, while smaller tables came from old beams from a factory that has shut down in Franklin.
Mumma said he had been dreaming of opening his own place after working as a barista for coffee shops around the country.
"This is what I've done since I was 18-years-old," he said. "I spent almost 15 years and that's sort of the reason I wanted to do this, I wanted to continue doing what I love, but I want to do it in a space I created," he said.
Barista Parlor is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.