127 Ludlow Street

CB3 Puts its Foot Down Over Hell Square Liquor Licenses

Last modified July 18, 2017 at 8:29 am

Sitting seventeen stories up seemed like a strange location for the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3, but the meeting at Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel seemed appropriate all the same. One theme of the night was that the advisory body is taking a more serious stance on Hell Square license saturation. Let’s dive into some of […]

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‘SET’ Launches in Former Motor City Bar Space on Ludlow Street

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

SET L.E.S. officially opens tonight on Ludlow Street removing nearly all traces of the Motor City Bar. It had been in soft-launch for the last week. That wooden door with its lug-wrench handle is the only remnant of the beloved rock bar, now two years in the grave. The Hell Square newcomer, which bears an […]

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Motor City Bar on Ludlow Street was Traded for This

Last modified April 9, 2015 at 9:24 am

The beloved Motor City Bar closed forever back in June 2013. Two years later, the replacement is rearing its head. The new venture – backed in part by Joseph Torres of recently-departed Foundation nightclub – has been a long time coming. 127 Ludlow Street went under the knife around this time last year, and the […]

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Motor City Gate and Gut on Ludlow; ‘Set BBQ Bistro’ Coming Soon

Posted May 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

The last vestiges of Motor City Bar have been completely wiped from 127 Ludlow Street. We paid another round of respects just a couple weeks ago when the storefront gate was lifted. Now the security mechanism (and its “one way” mural) has been completely pried from the exterior, and instead replaced with a fresh sidewalk […]

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Catch What’s Left of Motor City Bar on Ludlow Street Before It’s Replaced

Last modified April 17, 2014 at 7:47 am

The dearly departed Motor City Bar shuffled off this mortal coil on the final day of June last summer. It was an epic sendoff party that lasted a week, and included plenty of cheap beer and live music. A good portion of the space was stripped immediately after the demise, but silence quickly took hold […]

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Owners of ‘Foundation’ Still Vying to Take Over Motor City Bar Space on Ludlow Street

Posted November 19, 2013 at 6:06 am

The Motor City Bar has been dead five months, thanks to the landlord refusing a lease renewal. It’s now rolling over in its grave… Principals of the three-year-old Foundation around the corner on Essex Street are the hopefuls behind the Motor City Bar replacement. Community Board 3 first heard the case for 127 Ludlow Street (“JMDR”) […]

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Motor City Bar is Stripped and Gutted [PHOTOS]

Posted July 2, 2013 at 6:00 am

The high-pitched drilling sound emanating from 127 Ludlow Street had that familiar potent effect as sitting in the dentist chair.

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Motor City Bar is Dead, Long Live Motor City

Posted July 1, 2013 at 5:14 am

We said goodbye to an old friend last night – Motor City Bar. This send-off was even more helter-skelter than the closing party one week ago.

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Rumor: Rob Shamlian to Swoop in After Motor City Departs

Posted June 26, 2013 at 5:20 am

Word on the street this morning is that controversial club owner Rob Shamlian is reportedly tightening his grip on Hell Square.

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Scenes from the Motor City Bar Closing Party [PHOTOS]

Posted June 24, 2013 at 6:22 am

So sad that Motor City Bar is leaving the Lower East Side. It’s depressing to talk about.

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