Ludlow Guitars Opening at New 172 Ludlow Location Today

Posted on: November 2nd, 2010 at 7:33 am by

As expected, Ludlow Guitars has finally initiated its move to the former Marmalade space at 172 Ludlow Street, three doors up from its longtime HQ.  The music should begin again sometime today, when the shop is expected to reopen.

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In the last few days, the storefront itself has undergone a shower and shave, as it were.  Gone is the side-to-side security gate and its funky purple hue. Instead, a new pull-down system was just installed and the exterior painted with a fresh coat of black. The bulk of the move happened yesterday, though.  All the six-string inventory was shuttled from the old 164 Ludlow location, and positioned on identical slatted wall paneling. One employee informed us that the space is roughly the same size as 172 Ludlow, but that it’s actually better configured to their needs.

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Thanks to a rent hike, vintage veteran Marmalade shuttered back in July after over eleven years in business.  Ludlow Guitars stepped in and seized the opportunity. At the time, Racked reported that the higher rent at 172 Ludlow was still more affordable than their old space.

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We expect a sticker-speckled scheme to replace the all-black exterior soon enough. Meanwhile, signs at the entrance to 164 Ludlow announce the new location. Fingers crossed that the kickass signage survives.

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