Amuse Wine Bar on Ludlow Street is for Sale
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Two years into its tenancy, Amuse Wine Bar is seemingly on the outs. It’s further proof that 121 Ludlow Street is a cursed address.
A real estate listing appeared on Monday hawking the 1,800 square-foot wine bar as a “prime LES” opportunity. Based on the post, it’s apparent that these guys signed an unfavorable deal. Twelve years remain on the lease, which calls for $10,000 per month in rent. Plus, an unwieldy $225K in key money is sought. No way is this space worth that kind of dough.
Amuse was conceived in August 2013 as a wine bar, yet quickly changed its tune. The establishment sought upgrade twice within the last year, but were smacked down by Community Board 3. They even went directly to the State Liquor Authority without success. Full liquor never happened, thanks in large part to shirking its stipulated method of operation. Notably, staying open past midnight, not serving food all hours, and having open windows past 9pm. Also, the owners were allegedly hosting illegal unlimited wine specials.
Amuse Wine Bar now touts the illustrious distinction of joining the ranks of failed restaurants at 171 Ludlow, of which there are many. Since we started Boogie back in 2008, five different businesses have come and gone – Chickie Pigs, Ramen Kuidouraku, Nippon, Tromba, and now Amuse.