With Pizza-Speakeasy at 1 Ludlow Street Canceled, Popular Village Bistro ‘Mimi’ Signs on

Posted on: April 27th, 2017 at 5:15 am by

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Those grand plans to install a pizzeria and basement speakeasy at the three-pointed 1 Ludlow Street totally tanked. But that’s obvious.

Partially built out, this unique address was to become Ludlow Inn and Three Points, with both Numero 28 principals and Shingo Gokan respectively on tap.

Word on the street is that there was allegedly some sort of falling out with building owner Ross Morgan somewhere along the way, and the deal apparently “fell through.” The half-built store has been sitting vacant with butcher paper for the better part of the last three years.

Yet now a new tenant is on the way. The team behind popular Sullivan Street bistro, Mimi, just signed the lease for 1 Ludlow and will appear before Community Board 3 next month for full liquor consideration. No word just yet on whether the “cafe/cocktail bar” is an expansion of the French restaurant or new concept altogether.

For some context, the year-old Mimi, with 26-year-old chef Liz Johnson at the helm, garnered nearly universal acclaim out of the gate, lauded by the foodie press for being a “neighborhood bar and restaurant.”

We’ll keep you posted.

Where Canal, Ludlow, and Division meet, Circa 2009

Where Canal, Ludlow, and Division meet, Circa 2009

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