‘Kind Regards’ Launches in Cake Shop’s Old Spot this Weekend
Cake Shop’s former owners are sending Kind Regards to Ludlow Street.
After three months behind Fort Knox-like lock and key, the eleven-year-old music venue has been succeeded. Transformed into Kind Regards, an endeavor with no link to the past; a bi-level cocktail bar and lounge. Makes sense. When Cake Shop went bust in late-December, owner-brothers Nick and Andy Bodor telegraphed that the replacement establishment would in no way resemble its predecessor.
We happened by 152 Ludlow yesterday evening, and the brown butcher paper was gone from the windows, offering a clear view inside. Bartenders were seen stocking the shelves. Kind Regards, we were told, is slated to open this weekend. But you won’t find that info online. Their web presence basically disappeared the moment our story broke earlier this month.
To date, Kind Regards has yet to appear on Community Board 3 agendas for an alteration to the liquor license at 152 Ludlow. This is a change in method of operation. In fact, the paperwork with the State Liquor Authority still lists Cake Shop under Trade Name.