DOH Shutters Van Leeuwen’s Ludlow Street Ice Cream Shop
Van Leeuwen is not thankful for the Department of Health, it seems.
The city agency dropped in on the Ludlow Street ice cream shop the day after Thanksgiving, and wielded its might. As a result, the location, which opened in October 2017, has been closed in the days since.
According to public records, the year-old dessert shop notched 43 violation points largely due to “evidence of live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas,” and for the facility not being “vermin proof.” The dreaded yellow sticker currently greets customers on the front door.
Word on the street, however, is that Van Leeuwen will reopen at 172 Ludlow Street by the end of the week. Possibly Thursday.
Van Leeuwen opened this Lower East Side location in October 2017. It took the space formerly occupied by the second incarnation of Ludlow Guitars, which eventually fled Hell Square in the summer of 2016.