Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street Reopens Tonight After Gas-Related Closure
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.”
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.
SWEET CHICK LOWER EAST SIDE REOPENS MONDAY MAY 7TH AT 6PM 🙏🙏
— Sweet Chick (@SweetChickLife) May 4, 2018