Update: Little Seattle on Ludlow Adds Neon Lighting
Friday was a big day for Little Seattle – branding galore. In the afternoon, workers installed a pair of neons (that threatened species of lighting) outside the Ludlow enclave, which is well over a year in the making. Caffe Vita at number 124 now sports an intricate housing that features name and logo, while Via Tribunali to the south, already the recipient of a branded marble marquee earlier this month, has “pizzeria” lighting.
By the time we stopped by on Saturday, both establishments seemed ready to open. Not so. One of the company men on hand took us on a tour of the interior, and promised an opening within three weeks. For those keeping score, that’s more than a month after the previous early-January projection.
Both coffee shop and pizzeria are of the rustic persuasion, relying heavily on exposed brick and antique fixtures for the experience. Via Tribunali actually occupies two stores and is connected by a narrow archway. One side houses the “beer and wine bar” (should the SLA approve), and the other is for dining and the large wood-fire oven.
Caffe Vita looks much the same with similar vibes. Coffee roasting will be conducted onsite with a turn-of-the-century antique machine.
How do you think Little Seattle will fare here at the corner of Ludlow and Delancey?