Big Apple Removed from Atop Prince Street as Bumble Dating App Readies New ‘Brew’ Bar
[Updated below] Nearly two years after Miss Paradis announced “renovations” and shut down altogether, its token rooftop apple is gone.
The enormous fruit atop 47 Prince Street came down shortly before the holidays in anticipation of Bumble Brew, the dating app’s foray into nightlife.
Team Charlie Bird (i.e. Delicious Hospitality) is behind this corporate collaboration, which will operate as a coffee shop by day and wine bar at night. They’ll create the pastry selection and curate a menu for first dates. Such as the farro salad from Charlie Bird, Italian sandwiches, and a selection of prosciutto.
The newcomer will reportedly sport yellow, and carry the hive branding for which the company is known. There is seating for seventy, mostly consisting of two-top tables.
It’s worth noting that Bumble Brew sits directly across Mulberry Street from Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
UPDATE: the landlord of 47 Prince verifies that Bumble has the lease but is no longer planning to open the concept.
You’ll recall that this corner parcel had been a locals parking lot until 2012. Before cocktails were considered, the spot had been earmarked for a Shake Shack. Neighbors quickly put the kibosh on that idea, though. Miss Paradis came along thereafter, yet spent more time in the planning and construction phase (4 years) than serving food (1 year).