178 Ludlow Street

Persistent Gas Issue Sidelines ‘Sweet Chick’ on Ludlow Street Until Further Notice

Posted March 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Gas woes continue to plague Sweet Chick, which again closed its Ludlow Street restaurant this week. The four-year-old establishment – co-owned by rapper Nas and John Seymour – had been operating for roughly a month with its gasless “Sweet Chicka” waffle-taco concept. That PR stunt was short-lived, as 178 Ludlow is again quiet. Printouts taped […]

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No Gas for Sweet Chick’s Upstairs Neighbors the Last Week

Posted February 27, 2018 at 5:06 am

The scene outside Sweet Chick is indicative of the situation within. Con Edison has been parked outside 178 Ludlow Street for weeks, addressing an ambiguous gas issue related to the restaurant. Digging beneath the pavement with machinery. What we do know is that Sweet Chick, co-owned by Nas and John Seymour, was cited last month […]

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Until Gas is Restored, Sweet Chick LES will Serve ‘Chicka’ Waffle Tacos

Posted January 29, 2018 at 5:15 am

For Sweet Chick at 178 Ludlow Street, the closure last week was not related to “electric” issues, but rather the gas lines. However, instead of sitting on proverbial hands during this city-mandated timeout, co-owner John Seymour is reopening the restaurant with a gas-less taco concept called Sweet Chicka. The PR spin here is that the […]

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‘Electrical Issue’ Sidelines Ludlow Street’s Sweet Chick Indefinitely

Posted January 22, 2018 at 5:12 am

Celebrity-backed Sweet Chick has been closed and on the ropes for the last three days. Apparently, there were some unspecified “electrical issues,” and Con Edison came to shut down the waffles-and-chicken restaurant just before the busy rush on Friday evening. Computer printouts taped to the vestibule say the same – that it’s closed “temporarily” and […]

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This Tupac Pop-Up Restaurant has Ludlow Street on Lockdown

Posted April 7, 2017 at 5:16 am

Starting today, Sweet Chick and its sister establishment Ludlow Coffee Supply are paying tribute to Tupac. The Powamekka Cafe at 178 Ludlow Street is a pop-up planned to coincide with the deceased rapper’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Before his death, Tupac apparently dreamed of opening a restaurant, and created blueprints, recipes, […]

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Sweet Chick Principal Launching Cafe-Barbershop Combo in Former Pink Pony Space on Ludlow Street

Posted January 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

Where Pink Pony heretofore ruled, Sweet Chick will reportedly have another. Well, kind of. Celebrity Chef Julieta Ballesteros – owner of Crema on West 17th Street – briefly flirted with the idea of opening a place at 176 Ludlow Street last summer, but apparently got cold feet. Despite a fast-track beer-wine approval from Community Board […]

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Why the Pink Pony Space on Ludlow Street Will Have Trouble Attracting Another Restaurant

Posted February 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

If you can believe it, we’re already two years removed from Pink Pony’s unfortunate demise. The beloved restaurant on upper Ludlow Street shuttered in February 2013 when landlord Arwen Properties issued a $6,000 rent hike to an ubearable $20,000 sum. It’s still a vacancy. Since then, 176 Ludlow has been peddled on the rental market without much […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Hangin’ with Ricky Powell Outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow

Posted June 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

Clayton Patterson checks in this week with the above photo, recently snapped outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street, the artist formerly known as Max Fish. Proprietor John Seymour is seen here posing alongside the iconic downtown photographer Ricky Powell.  Powell is a lifelong city denizen, and currently resides in Greenwich Village. Many consider him the unofficial […]

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Sweet Chick Opened on Ludlow Last Night After Two-Week Delay

Posted June 6, 2014 at 6:08 am

Sweet Chick had originally planned to open at 178 Ludlow Street two weeks ago. The day of their public launch (there were friends and family nights) coincided with the water main break around the corner on East Houston. Right then, brown paper returned to the window and a note to neighbors promising to be back […]

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Sweet Chick Will Open LES Location at 178 Ludlow on May 7

Posted April 10, 2014 at 6:05 am

Here’s some news that residents and neighbors of 178 Ludlow won’t be too happy about. Brooklyn-based Sweet Chick has pegged an opening date for its Lower East Side location. This second outpost will start slinging chicken and waffles, and other Southern comfort beginning May 7. Weekend brunch starts on May 9, with weekday brunch following […]

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