Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street Reopens Tonight After Gas-Related Closure

Posted on: May 7th, 2018 at 5:05 am by

Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street is no longer on the mend. The celebrity-backed chicken joint is slated to reopen later tonight after spending nearly four months on the sidelines.

News of its return hit Friday evening in a post to social media.

It’s been a tumultuous few months for Sweet Chick. The four-year-old restaurant shuttered suddenly at the end of January citing “electrical issues.” The situation proved more serious, and a Con Edison crew toiled a good chunk of time beneath the street out front. Ownership spent the interim months correcting the plumbing in this century-old tenement. As previously noted Department of Buildings cited Sweet Chick for alleged “gas use without authorization.”

Outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow, Feb. 2018

While closed, co-owner John Seymour tried to spin the situation as an opportunity to experiment with waffle-tacos, leading to the short-lived Sweet Chicka concept. That didn’t last too long, though, and the establishment again closed.

Sweet Chick debuted at 178 Ludlow – the former Max Fish space – in June 2014 and counts legendary rapper Nas as co-owner.

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