‘Prince Tea House’ Heads to Bowery Lighting District

Posted on: April 5th, 2019 at 5:07 am by

The Bowery Lighting District will soon welcome a tea room.

Prince Tea House – the local mini chain based in Flushing – is angling to take over 134 Bowery. This particular store was previously the showroom for New York Lighting until its demise last year. In recent months, though, it was a pop-up art gallery.

Like its other locations, expect a similar menu and decor. Offerings include a variety of hot and cold teas, plus pastries to pair. Booze, too. Owner Manny Lee is applying for a beer-wine license (the application to Community Board 2 was laid over to next month).

Prince Tea House debuted in Flushing five years ago, and its roster continues to balloon. With four outer-borough locations in Queens and Brooklyn, the Bowery tea room will be the second in Manhattan and sixth overall.

Lots of change on this block in recent years. This address was included in the assemblage that sold to Emmut Properties (134-142 Bowery) in 2015 for $42.5 million. Its neighbor to the north was demolished in favor of an eight-story brick compound, which, come June, is home to the Selina hotel.

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