No Gas for Sweet Chick’s Upstairs Neighbors the Last Week
The scene outside Sweet Chick is indicative of the situation within.
Con Edison has been parked outside 178 Ludlow Street for weeks, addressing an ambiguous gas issue related to the restaurant. Digging beneath the pavement with machinery. What we do know is that Sweet Chick, co-owned by Nas and John Seymour, was cited last month by Department of Buildings for alleged “use of gas without authorization.”
The chicken-and-waffles joint shut down for a week, and reopened under a new gasless concept called Sweet Chicka. The PR spin here is that the sidelining is a golden opportunity for Seymour to “test out a concept he’s been thinking of for a while.” Namely, “deflating” waffles to create specialty tacos based on “family recipes of the kitchen staff.”
That’s all well and good, except for tenants living upstairs. Apparently, due to the ongoing construction, the entire gas line to the building was cut on February 20, and it’s still out. The landlord alerted tenants to the “gas piping” issue, but did not provide a timeframe for when gas would be restored. Above is a snapshot of the letter passed around by management.