Progress Report: Little Seattle on Ludlow Street

Posted on: April 21st, 2011 at 6:39 am by

Lower East Side denizens, prepare yourselves for the imminent arrival of “Little Seattle” on northern Ludlow Street.  This is the cue to dust off your favorite flannel and drop the needle on those Soundgarden records stashed in your closet.  Or not.  Either way, as previously reported here, three Seattle establishments – Via Tribunali, Caffe Vita, and Pike Street Fish Fry – are set to occupy 122 and 124 Ludlow respectively.  We scoped a sneak peek of the branded brick oven back in late February, but not much luck with new snaps since then.  Locked out, thanks to a skeleton of scaffolding and floor-to-ceiling brown window paper.

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Nevertheless, there is now some steady progress to report on this left coast trifecta.  Surprisingly transparent updates appeared on each of the eatery Facebook pages at the end of March, revealing some rather juicy details and contructo-porn.  Owners of the empire promise to launch in roughly two months.

Via Tribunali, the brick-oven pizza joint at 122 Ludlow, will connect with the Caffe Vita coffee shop next door via walkthrough.

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[Photo Credit: Via Tribunali]

And here’s a snapshot of the future home of Pike Street Fish Fry.

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[Photo Credit: Pike Street Fish Fry]

However, the homegrown heroes from Seattle have had trouble gaining approval from Community Board 3 for a wine and beer license.  Twice applied, twice denied.

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