Dear Friends of The Dove,
After 11 wonderful years at 228 Thompson Street, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the upcoming closing of The Dove Parlour.
Our last night open will be Sunday, June 28, 2015.
The reason for our departure is the unfortunately familiar story of a big corporation raising the rent to an unaffordable amount for a small business.
It is not common for a bar in Manhattan to last 11 years, so we are proud of our achievements, but mostly, what we cherish is knowing that The Dove brought so many people together. We would like all of you to know what an honor it has been to host each and every one of you — whether you were celebrating an engagement, a wedding, a baby shower, a new year, a book release, or a birthday, braving a first date, or simply enjoying conversation with a friend.
We are also so thankful for the kind words from guests and the press, who have, time and again, dubbed The Dove as New York’s most romantic bar and given accolades to our creative cocktails, and unpretentious, yet lovely setting.
While we are heartbroken to leave, we know that there are still many good memories to be made and we look forward to reuniting with all of The Dove's old friends. We hope to see you at The Dove soon. It has been our pleasure to serve you.
With gratitude and love,
Henrietta and Jen