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

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 at 6:03 am by

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Where’s Max Fish?

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 Ludlow are reportedly still against this establishment, predominantly due to the positioning of the exhaust pipe in an aging pre-war building not meant for such use. Also, the alleged fire hazard of the premises itself. One tenant attended the full board meeting yesterday, and sent along the following dispatch:

After numerous requests to see up to date plans over the last 2 weeks, the lawyer Joseph Levey has paper rolled up saying that they are the plans and he only just received them! Of course no one looked at them.

After all the complaints of kitchen smell, noise etc. they spoke of ‘state of the art’ exhaust & venting,  we come back to find this being tacked on the back of the building by a guy in chair hanging from the roof. They are actually attaching the flue onto the rusty 20+ year old one that is already there. Meanwhile look at the hotel rooms hanging over – the others have balconies!

So, denizens on the block and tourists in the forthcoming Ludlow Hotel will have a nice smell of fried chicken at all hours.

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Exhaust system for Sweet Chick

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