It is hard to ignore the cultural influence of certain coffee shops. Take, for example, East Nashville’s Barista Parlor, which in 18 short months of operation has introduced thousands of Nashvillians to craft-brewed coffee from some of North America’s top roasteries — its rotating menu features the likes of Sightglass, Stumptown, Handsome, Intelligentsia, Coava and Madcap.
Now Barista Parlor and its owner Andy Mumma are upping the cultural cache with the announcement of a second location, including an on-site roastery, in partnership with Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach. (The partnership has actually been planned since the early months of Barista Parlor, as reported in this New York Times feature.)
The new location is in the Gulch neighborhood at 610 Magazine Street, in a building that has most recently housed a car audio shop and a mechanic. An iconic sign stretching across the brick facade identifies it as the “Golden Sound of Nashville” building.
Mumma has been relatively tight-lipped in speaking to local reporters about specifics for the new place, saying only that the Golden Sound space will include a roastery, while its retail bar will reflect the successful elements of Barista Parlor’s original East side location. (For more, check out these reports from The Tennessean and the Nashville Scene, both of which reported on the new location after Barista Parlor broke the news on its Facebook page.)
Mumma says the goal is to open the new location in March.
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