Displaced Seward Park Liquors Reopens on Ludlow Street
The lower third of Ludlow Street now has its first liquor store. And a familiar one, at that.
Seward Park Liquors just returned to the fray, having reopened in its new space at 53 Ludlow Street. Doors are open, booze in the window, shelves stocked to the ceiling, and identical illuminated signage hangs above the entrance. The move from its namesake spot had been over a year in the making, and followed on the heels of owner John DeBlasio’s protracted battle with the Seward Park Co-op landlord.
You’ll recall that the Seward Park Co-op board ultimately voted against renewing their retail lease on Grand Street in April 2017 after more than 43 years at the base of the residential complex. DeBlasio had, at the time, publicized his frustrations surrounding the lease renewal process, and was forced to retract the statements.
Ultimately, this might prove a tough spot for the liquor store, as the southern section third of Ludlow Street (below Grand) is a somewhat sleepy stretch lacking foot traffic. Not to mention competition from Delancey Wine right around the corner.