Is ‘No Fun’ No More on Ludlow Street?
Is Hell Square hotspot, No Fun, no more?
Hell Square denizens are quick to note that the Ludlow Street nightclub, which had been operational this summer, is silent. For instance, last Saturday night – prime time – the bar was shuttered. People loitered out front, but not paying customers.
Perhaps most telling, though, was the removal this week of street seating from outside the establishment. The curbside wood corral is gone, replaced instead with the parking spot that was.
Moreover, there are no updates from ownership on status – social media accounts are silent and the answering machine still touts a pre-pandemic message.
No Fun hasn’t been for neighbors. It carries a rather checkered track record, and that’s putting it mildly.
The nine-year-old nightclub replaced Paladar at 161 Ludlow Street back in 2011, and was initially billed (to CB3 and SLA) as a “full service tapas restaurant.” On the ground, though, it was a bait-and-switch that became one of the worst quality-of-life offenders within the confines of Hell Square.
The bar fell victim in 2015 to a Multi-agency Response to Community Hotspots action, and remained controversial thereafter.