International Center of Photography Reopens its Museum Cafe on the Bowery (without Maman)
After eight months, the relationship is over. The International Center of Photography is now moving on without Maman cafe in its lobby.
Maman, the French-flavored coffee shop based on Centre Street, ended its window dispensary at the museum last month. Apparently, ownership decided to part ways due to “other projects and collaborations” in the pipeline.
Instead, it appears that the ICP just installed an in-house version of same. The tiny cafe setup was reactivated last week.
The International Center of Photography purchased the ground floor of 250 Bowery for $23.5 million in the spring of 2015. Maman was founded three years ago on Centre Street by Michelin-rated chef Armand Arnal and partners Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall. Both the cafe and its parent institution debuted here in June 2016.