Report: More Threats of Closure for Les Enfants Terribles

Posted on: February 18th, 2013 at 6:09 am by

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This has been one of the saddest weeks for OG Lower East Side institutions, Ludlow Street in particular. We noted the closure of famed artist hang Pink Pony and the imminent exit of rocker joint Motor City Bar, as well as the hard times of El Sombrero. Of course there’s another possible casualty to report. Also on Ludlow, albeit further south.

For the second time in six months, Les Enfants Terribles is threatening to close and change up their bistro business. That’s the word on the street, anyway. Much like the scare of August 2012, we are again hearing that food service will be unplugged for “a few months.” But we all know how that goes around here. Some bar staff is purportedly being let go in anticipation of the inevitable; kitchen officially closed Saturday night; and Sunday brunch didn’t happen yesterday.

The Ludlow corridor has become that temple of doom situation, whereby the heart and soul of the neighborhood is being categorically stripped by the hand of Mola Ram gentrification.

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  • LESider

    Why is Les Enfants Terribles closing?

  • david

    Too bad after that expansion they made recently. It’s a great location really and I hope someone can make a go of it there with a different concept. To tell the truth I never eat there myself, find the menu too expensive for day to day and they have small beers.

  • BK

    yes, why is it closing? business is good, so is it violations?

  • V

    ummm temple of doom reference to ludlow st… come one, You’re comparing some drunk kids and a thriving vibrant local neighborhood to the dark arts of kali- devotees who if not stopped by Indy would’ve attempted to take over the world. Hair of the Dog, Gallery Bar, and The DL have less loftier ambitions…

  • Party Time!

    LOVED the video explaining how gentrification works!!!

  • Joey

    How do you figure that a “north african french” place with $25 dinner entrees smack in the middle of chinatown is falling victim to gentrification? What are you actually trying to say here?