The Dark Room Being Replaced at 165 Ludlow?

Posted on: December 2nd, 2011 at 6:41 am by

We’ve been hearing rumors for awhile that the Dark Room was teetering on the edge.  Some sources claimed the joint was closing and that the business was for sale.  Now it appears the hearsay is at least partially true.

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The Community Board 3 SLA agenda for December reveals that a new entity [PDF] is vying for the sub-level club at 165 Ludlow Street. If all goes according to plan, an establishment with the trade name of Bodegas will soon open here.

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For years, this address has been a watering hole for the neighborhood (both as Ludlow Bar and Dark Room), and one local nightlife maven intends to keep it that way. Michael Auerbach is the applicant listed on record, and it just so happens the he’s one of the principals behind the recently-opened No Fun just a few doors south. Paperwork submitted to CB3 reveals that Bodegas is seeking an on-premise liquor license within a resolution area, and also wishes to install a raw bar operation (seafood, oysters, etc.). Hours will be 7 pm to 4 am daily.

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