‘Louie & Chan’ on Broome Street Sidelined by Flood
On the occasion of its near-fifth anniversary, Louie & Chan down on Broome Street is currently down for the count. The business announced the closure last week, and noted that “much needed maintenance work” is required during this “unforeseen” time off.
What we hear, however, is that the ground floor restaurant and basement club were allegedly felled by flooding and purported issues with plumbing.
It’s unclear when (or if) the establishment will reopen. Also of note is the coordinated interagency sting (aka MARCH) that went down on-premise early November.
Louie & Chan opened in November 2013 after four years on the boards. Landlord of record at 303 Broome Street is Samy Mahfar. You’ll recall that this is also the address where artist Carolina Falkholt painted a throbbing penis on Christmas Eve last year, touching off worldwide hysteria.