Amuse Wine Bar is Finished After 3 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 at 5:11 am by
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The writing was on the wall, and now it’s come to pass. Amuse Wine Bar is swimming with the fishes. Official notice of closure arrived this week. Newspaper is taped to the windows of 121 Ludlow Street, and their bulletin board carries the simple message, “closed permanently.”

This was expected, as a new replacement wine bar called River Coyote already threw its hat in the ring. Prior application materials to Community Board 3 suggest that the establishment will hold 26 tables, a 15-foot rectangular bar, and 12 stools. The only food available for sale, according to said questionnaire, is small bites like cheese, olives, and pastries. The new applicant is is on the docket this month for being in a saturated area, a departure from last month when it appeared to be approved outside of committee. 

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Founded exactly three years ago in 2013 as a replacement for the equally futile Tromba, the Amuse Wine Bar never quite seemed to catch on with the neighbors. Ownership also tried to upgrade their beer-wine license to full liquor over the years, but was unsuccessful.

121 Ludlow Street has proven itself time and again as a cursed space. Since Boogie was born back in 2008, five different establishments have come and gone – Chickie Pigs, Ramen Kuidouraku, Nippon, Tromba, and now, Amuse. Maybe the sixth time will be the charm.

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