‘Schaller & Weber’ Hopes to Park Food Trucks in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted on: October 31st, 2018 at 12:05 pm by

The dormant Ludlow Street lot popularized by Banksy five years ago, which continues to showcase unique murals, might soon attract the foodie crowd.

Schaller & Weber, the butcher founded on the Upper East Side in 1937 by namesakes Ferdinand Schaller and Tony Weber, hopes to park a Schaller Stube food truck in the empty lot. And perhaps additional food truck vendors to start a “seasonal outdoor food market that is safe, clean and family-friendly.”

That includes a forthcoming application for beer-wine license (limited hours), “cleaning up the rat-infested lot,” and filling in with concrete.

If plans move forward, this would be the second Lower East Side footprint for Schaller & Weber, having already signed on to the food hall at the new Essex Street Market.

In hindsight, the food truck proposition is a stark 180 for this mid-block parcel. You’ll recall that property owner 159 Ludlow LLC (aka Hesky Haim/Continental Worsteds) filed plans three years ago to redevelop the 1,063 square-foot Hell Square plot into a two-story glass building. The plans called for 2,126 square-feet of commercial area as a retail/event space, yet remain labeled as “disapproved” by the Department of Buildings.

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