‘La Margarita Pizza’ Moves into the Old Taquitoria on Ludlow Street

Posted on: October 12th, 2017 at 5:04 am by

The red storefront canopy has been in place since last May, but only now are we seeing activity at 168 Ludlow Street. Indeed, La Margarita Pizza, which currently occupies 151 Ludlow, will open its replacement location today.

Employees readying the space confirmed the news.

We were previously informed that the two pizza parlors will sling slices side-by-side until December when everything is consolidated at the new location.

This shuffle was expected, though.

“Famous” Hakki founded La Margarita at 151 Ludlow in 2013. Two years later, at the end of 2015, the pizza maker sold the business to the current owners, whose struggles with the lease were the subject of previous coverage. The prior owner of the building – Arwen Properties – allegedly wanted the business out. It later came to pass, naturally, that a suitor was in the wings. The tenement was purchased by Slate Property Group, the same firm that co-owns Rivington House, in June for $15.5 million.

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