‘Ludlow Coffee Supply’ Ditches the Barbershop, Seeks Beer-Wine Upgrade
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Because apparently no service business in Hell Square can operate without a liquor license, there’s this…
Restaurateur John Seymour’s eight-month-old Sweet Chick offshoot, Ludlow Coffee Supply, seeks an upgrade to serve booze, albeit wine and beer. With the kind of rent they’re probably paying at 176 Ludlow Street, this is no surprise. Gone is the barber shop component of the business (i.e. Ludlow Barber Supply), instead replaced with more tables, couches, and open space.
Alongside the wine-beer is a menu of egg and avocado toast options (see below). However, adding the drink could be a foot-in-the-door strategy to get the ultimate. The OP license. According to the application materials submitted to Community Board 3, the establishment will be open through 12am all days.
Occupancy issues here are still of concern, though. Recall that Sweet Chick and the old Pink Pony space share the same Certificate of Occupancy at 176-178 Ludlow, which allows for a total of 200 patrons. Basically, the two addresses are considered one commercial unit in the eyes of the city. What’s more, neither storefront purportedly possesses a legit Public Assembly permit, which means that the combined occupancy of both restaurants actually cannot exceed 74 (above that number requires said permit).
Ludlow Coffee Shop will appear before CB3’s SLA subcommittee tonight.