‘Miss Paradis’ Health Food Bar on Prince Street Approaches its October Launch

Posted on: September 30th, 2016 at 5:18 am by
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Real progress is finally visible both inside and outside the stout new development at 47 Prince Street.

That gaudy banner advertising for newcomer Miss Paradis was deposed a couple weeks ago after a summertime residency, and instead replaced with apple ornamentation around the two-story facade. Push to the finish line is palpable, as the store is buzzing with activity.

Here’s a peek inside the new 47 Prince Street. Not quite visible here is the two-story sculpted tree installed on-premise a couple weeks ago.

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Workers on hand tell us that the goal is to open on or around the first week of October. Which could mean sometime next week. However, Miss Paradis will operate, at least initially, without the full liquor. They’ve put a pin in serving cocktails, evidenced by the beer-wine application submitted the State Liquor Authority last month. (Community Board 2 wasn’t thrilled with the license here.)

Claude Louzon and his daughter, Julie — alongside eccentric architect Philippe Starck – designed this Gotham spinoff of the French health spot Le Paradis du Fruit. It was supposed to have opened back in July.

Until 2012, this corner parcel of Little Italy was a locals parking lot. Before cocktails were considered, the spot had been earmarked for a Shake Shack. Neighbors quickly put the kibosh on that idea. Miss Paradis has been working to make it happen ever since.

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When 47 Prince was a parking lot, January 2009

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