Nippon Takes Over at 121 Ludlow

Posted on: May 18th, 2011 at 6:39 am by

So much for that dollar pizza and ramen combo-concept at 121 Ludlow Street.  Three months after Ramen Kuidouraku suffered an identity crisis and began offering a complex menu of varying cuisines, the eatery is again undergoing change.  This time, there’s a shuffle in management.  Makes sense, considering the place was perpetually empty and the pizza simply terrible.

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Yesterday evening, a lone ladder laborer installed a window banner and was also busy sanding the door frame.  The signage broadcasts  that the establishment is now under new management, and will become another Japanese joint called Nippon.  It’ll open for business on Friday.

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Nothing seems to work at the hexed ground level of 121 Ludlow Street.  Indeed, the space hasn’t catered to a stable tenant in years.  Let’s run through the recent list of failures and relive the past.  Chickie Pigs opened in the summer of 2007 and closed barely one year later; Ramen Kuidouraku took its place after a two-year dormancy period; success evaded the noodle spot, so management tried the ridiculous pizza concept.  That pretty much brings us up to speed.

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