Historic Church Transforms Into Popular NYC Coffee Spot
A sea of 12W Blue Bell Subway Tiles breathe new life as best supporting actors in Bluestone Lane’s fantastic Museum mile hit. Set on the edge of Central Park in New York City’s Upper East Side on the exterior, while inside you’re surrounded by sandstone archways singing praise for espresso and a signature avocado smash. We’re singin’ loud and proud to be a part of this beautiful historic Church of the Heavenly Rest that was transformed to welcome this new popular New York coffee spot.
Behind the Design with Mercedes Austin
One of the many reasons I come to work everyday and give it my all is to be a part of epic adventures like that of our favorite Australian coffee geniuses. Their adventures began in the Spring of 2014 and store after store we’ve had the pleasure of taking the classic subway tile shape & curating it into the brand and lifestyle of these fabulous baristas. Not only are they taking over New York City, but they’re stirring things up in Philly and soon on the West Coast.
I have a lot of respect for our client and his story. I read about his dreams, since the age of 14 he had a vision to come to America and work in NYC. Clearly he has taken it much further than that & has created a wave of inspiration for our culture not only to believe in your dreams but that if you keep your sights set on the vision, you can take people with you – you can create a movement. It all starts with your imagination.
“It means self-discovery, it means travel, new opportunities and trying new things for the first time. For me it was moving from Melbourne, Australia to the Big Apple and moving from my secure job and trying something new as an entrepreneur.”
– Nick Stone, Founder of Bluestone Lane
The idea behind a coffee shop within a church is based on the idea of hospitality and opening it’s doors to the community. Nick Stone’s Australian-inspired cafes prove to be a favorite among each location’s community and beyond!
It’s Australia’s Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull’s favorite spot when in New York!
12W Blue Bell
Our 12W Blue Bell Subway Tiles take the spotlight as you walk in and are greeted at the front coffee counter. This bright blue helps to keep this former chapel light and airy.
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