Max Fish Space on Ludlow to Become 2nd Outpost of Sweet Chick

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 at 5:16 am by

max-fish-sweet-chick-1

Just a couple days after we broke news about El Sombrero turning into an Artichoke Pizza joint, we now learn that fried chicken is coming to the old Max Fish space. So goes the new Ludlow Street.

The SLA flyer that arrived onsite yesterday evening announces that 178 Ludlow Street will soon become the second location of Sweet Chick. We spoke with co-owner John Seymour (also of Pops) who confirmed the news, noting that once he saw the space was on the market, he figured better a chicken outpost than another Starbucks. Not the first time we’ve heard that argument before, but honestly, any newcomer to this space has some fairly gargantuan shoes to fill.

Sweet Chick opened its first outpost on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg earlier this year. It’s a casual southern-style restaurant that offers a menu dominated by fried chicken and sides like waffles, biscuits, and slaw. Ownership hopes to score an on-premise liquor license for the location.

max-fish-sweet-chick-2

Max Fish held court at 178 Ludlow Street for over two decades, having arrived on the Lower East Side back in 1989. The venerable skater hang closed at the end of July with a blowout bash. When asked if this second location would have any reminiscence of the Fish, Seymour noted that there will be some sort of “subtle tribute.” Now that’s authentrification!

For the sake of early expectations, below is the menu from the Brooklyn Sweet Chick:

Sweet Chick Dinner

Recent Stories

Early ’00s LES Rock History ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ will be Adapted into Docu-series

You may have seen this… New York’s beloved gritty indie musc scene circa 2000s is getting a second life, through a four-hour docu-series. That’s right, the resurgence is a visual retelling based on Lizzy Goodman’s 600-page oral history called Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC 2001-2011. The documentary will […]

Anti-Gun Mural Painted on Hester Street

Shots fired. Muralist Otto Schade is throwing shade at gun control with this powerful new piece on Hester Street, just east of the Bowery. It was painted last week. The liberty eagle’s wingspan runs the length of the brick wall, and is composed solely of weaponry. Machine guns and knives. And the bird is clutching […]

‘Tang’s Noodle’ Joins the Leon Hotel on Canal Street

Chinatown has another noodle shop to its name. Coming soon to the four-year-old Leon Hotel is Tang’s Noodle. If the signage is to be believed, this is the first stateside restaurant for the import. Build-out of the small ten-table establishment had been underway since summertime. And it’s not to be confused with the new hotpot […]

Construction Resumes at East Broadway Modular Development Site After Collapsed Sidewalk

The modular housing construction on East Broadway reactivated in a big way last week after its second sidelining since summertime. Pile driver and backhoe are stationed onsite. The project parcel at 201 East Broadway has been relatively silent for much of the last six months. Twice in that time, progress was stymied thanks to safety […]

City Council Passes Bill for Increased ‘Urban Renewal’ Transparency

Earlier this week, City Council unanimously voted to pass legislation that would require the City to provide public access to urban renewal plans, which have been changing the real estate landscape of New York City for decades. Intro 1533-A, sponsored by Councilwoman Margaret Chin, would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to […]