Cake Shop

Sharon Van Etten Revisits Long-Gone Lower East Side [VIDEO]

Posted January 9, 2019 at 5:07 am

Acclaimed artist Sharon Van Etten is set to release her next long-player, Remind Me Tomorrow, at the end of next week via Jagjaguar. The latest single, “Seventeen,” was released yesterday. The music video for “Seventeen” is a walk down memory lane for Van Etten, and her youth on the Lower East Side. According to director […]

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‘Kind Regards’ Launches in Cake Shop’s Old Spot this Weekend

Posted March 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cake Shop’s former owners are sending Kind Regards to Ludlow Street. After three months behind Fort Knox-like lock and key, the eleven-year-old music venue has been succeeded. Transformed into Kind Regards, an endeavor with no link to the past; a bi-level cocktail bar and lounge. Makes sense. When Cake Shop went bust in late-December, owner-brothers Nick […]

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Ludlow Street Sends ‘Kind Regards’ to Former Cake Shop Space

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 11:07 pm

The old Cake Shop space at 152 Ludlow Street has been locked up pretty tight post-closure. Layers of butcher paper in the windows shields any would-be snoops from spying the innards. Today, though, we can reveal the replacement. It’s a new cocktail bar called Kind Regards. When Cake Shop went bust in late-December, owner-brothers Nick […]

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Cake Shop is Officially Erased from Ludlow Street After 11 Years

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:38 pm

Cake Shop has gone dark. Lights out. Any evidence of its presence is now blocked by butcher paper in the windows. When the Living Room relocated to the pastures of Brooklyn three years ago (where it later died), we felt that at least Cake Shop still held the mantle of indie live music on Ludlow Street. […]

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It’s Curtains for Cake Shop; Last Live Show is on New Year’s Eve

Last modified December 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm

After years of well-documented struggles, the current incarnation of Cake Shop – the venerable performance venue that entered the Ludlow Street music scene in 2005 – is ending. The refreshed exterior masonry and remodeled guts were apparently too little too late. According to an email blast from ownership, the bottom line just isn’t being met, […]

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Struggling Cake Shop Looks to Sell the Cafe, but Keep the Basement Live Venue

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

Anytime Cake Shop is in the news these days, it’s usually negative – about their ongoing financial struggles or how investors are sought to keep things afloat. And this time is no exception. For one reason or another, the business model simply isn’t working. Now in its eleventh year, Cake Shop is looking to sell […]

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A Reinvigorated Cake Shop Tries for a Return to Its Roots

Last modified April 29, 2016 at 9:07 am

Cake Shop is boarded up. What appears catastrophic at first – yes, it looks closed – is little more than house cleaning. It’s not going anywhere. At least not yet. After several years of well-documented struggles and the crowdfunding campaigns to assist, the eleven-year-old Cake Shop on Ludlow Street is turning the page on its […]

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Four Winds Flips Gotham Court on Ludlow Street for $29.1M

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:10 am

Real estate speculation shows little sign of slowing within the confines of Hell Square. But in particular, the residential complex of Gotham Court on Ludlow Street (and Essex). This property just changed hands (again) for the second time in as many years. Four Winds Real Estate, in partnership with Jonis Realty and investor Martin Newman, […]

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Seeking Bigger Space, the ‘Mr. Lower East Side Pageant’ Relocates to Brooklyn

Posted February 17, 2015 at 5:05 am

In an unfortunate but not altogether surprising twist, the Mr. Lower East Side Pageant will no longer be held in its namesake neighborhood. At least for this 16th iteration of the show. To Brooklyn it goes like everything else of eclectic nature these days. The show’s organizer, elf-ear-wearing Reverend Jen Miller, intimates that the name […]

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Cake Shop Again on the Verge of Collapse, Seeks Investors to Keep the Venue Alive

Posted January 8, 2015 at 4:50 am

Cake Shop is now celebrating a decade at 152 Ludlow Street. But its outlook appears rather bleak. Two-and-a-half years after a successful crowdfunding drive that led to a new ten-year lease (via Pledgemusic), the Lower East Side venue is still struggling. In an update to fans on Facebook, ownership divulged that “we are really feeling […]

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