So I turned to my trusty friend Google and asked how. I found this step by step video. It's really one of those, "I guess I should have read the fine print" (Duh...) kind of moments when you see just how easy it is to remove.
Seriously, this could not be easier. Just go in to your Layout page and click Edit Navbar at top right and then select off. I've edited this area to be transparent and never noticed the off button, I guess.
Happy Blogging my friends!