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‘Ludlow Coffee Supply’ (and Barbershop) Now Serving on Ludlow Street

Posted March 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s opening week, and mixed messaging is prevalent at the new Ludlow Coffee Supply. A quick glance at 176 Ludlow Street might give the wrong impression that the dearly departed Pink Pony is still operational. Indeed, Sweet Chick owner and manager John Seymour and Kyle Martin respectively decided to retain the restaurant’s branded window leafing. […]

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Ludlow Coffee Supply (and Barbershop) Announces Itself at Former Pink Pony on Ludlow Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:17 am

Exactly three years dead and gone, the Pink Pony finally has its replacement – the Ludlow Coffee Supply. The roll-down security gate at 176 Ludlow Street is now branded as such with black-on-white paint. As previously reported, Sweet Chick owner and manager, John Seymour and Kyle Martin respectively, are transforming the iconic space into a […]

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Yes, There Really is a Barbershop-Coffee Shop Hybrid Coming to the Pink Pony Space on Ludlow

Last modified January 22, 2016 at 8:10 am

​This week we first broke news that Sweet Chick owner John Seymour had seized the iconic Pink Pony space next door at 176 Ludlow, and is transforming it into a coffee shop/barbershop hybrid. He’s teamed up with manager-partner Kyle Martin on the project, slated to debut on February 19. As previously reported, the four-table coffee […]

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Sweet Chick Principal Launching Cafe-Barbershop Combo in Former Pink Pony Space on Ludlow Street

Posted January 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

Where Pink Pony heretofore ruled, Sweet Chick will reportedly have another. Well, kind of. Celebrity Chef Julieta Ballesteros – owner of Crema on West 17th Street – briefly flirted with the idea of opening a place at 176 Ludlow Street last summer, but apparently got cold feet. Despite a fast-track beer-wine approval from Community Board […]

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Celebrity Chef Julieta Ballesteros Gambling on Problematic Pink Pony Space

Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:16 am

It’s been two-and-a-half years since Pink Pony departed the Lower East Side, but who’s counting? Since its forced closure at the hand of a $6,000 rent hike, the large restaurant space has remained dormant. Absolutely zero activity here except for the placement of numerous leasing signs in the windows and above the entrance itself. However, […]

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Why the Pink Pony Space on Ludlow Street Will Have Trouble Attracting Another Restaurant

Posted February 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

If you can believe it, we’re already two years removed from Pink Pony’s unfortunate demise. The beloved restaurant on upper Ludlow Street shuttered in February 2013 when landlord Arwen Properties issued a $6,000 rent hike to an ubearable $20,000 sum. It’s still a vacancy. Since then, 176 Ludlow has been peddled on the rental market without much […]

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Op-Ed: It’s Time to Leave Max Fish in the Past

Last modified February 9, 2015 at 10:16 am

Max Fish is dead. The blogs, the press, the Lower East Side death watchers stamped the time of death at 4:00 a.m. Sunday, July 30th, 2013. The night of its final demise, Max Fish was filled to the rafters with revelers who came to pay their last respects. And across the city­­, and even in parts […]

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SLA Approves Sweet Chick for Full Liquor at Old Max Fish Spot on Ludlow

Posted March 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

For better or worse, Sweet Chick just hatched in Hell Square. The Brooklyn-based chicken-and-waffles joint scored a State Liquor Authority reconsideration, and was ultimately successful in obtaining a full liquor license yesterday afternoon. This, after the board initially denied the application for the former Max Fish space last August. The majority of residents at 176-178 […]

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Concern Grows Over Sweet Chick and Fire Hazard Exhaust System at Old Max Fish Space on Ludlow

Last modified March 13, 2014 at 7:32 am

Sweet Chick was apparently undeterred by the uncharacteristic liquor license denial (grandfathered license) back in December by the State Liquor Authority. Indeed, the kitchsy chicken-and-waffles joint still plans on opening an outpost on the Lower East Side, which would be location number two for the Brooklyn-based establishment. As previously noted, the eatery is moving into the […]

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Shuttered Pink Pony Bears Taylor Mead Memorial

Posted May 15, 2013 at 11:23 am

The mural-kissed Pink Pony gate, recently defiled by graffiti writer DARKS, now memorializes another of the neighborhood fallen.

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