Max Fish

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 is Opening at the Old Max Fish Spot on Thursday

Posted May 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Just as Max Fish prepares the sequel-hangout on Orchard, its old HQ of some twenty-five years is now ready to become a grease pit. Indeed, Sweet Chick is amidst its maiden week at 178 Ludlow Street (though, it was delayed). The controversial Lower East Side outpost opened last night to a crowd of friends and family, but […]

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Gallery Bar on Orchard Street to Close Saturday Night; Max Fish 2.0 Coming Soon

Last modified May 12, 2014 at 8:27 am

Saturday night will be the finale for Gallery Bar. The oft-problematic art-bar at 120 Orchard Street is currently set to close on May 17 with a “cocktails and art” party. In recent weeks, the bar seemed only to open on the weekends. But it’s all a moot point. As we’ve been reporting, the historic Max Fish […]

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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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CB3 Committee Approves Max Fish and El Sombrero 2.0

Last modified April 20, 2014 at 6:26 pm

It was a packed house of applicants at last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3. The deluge outside didn’t stop anything. Much of the clamor was over the record eight new liquor license applications in the Hell Square area alone. It was a marathon that saw two Lower East Side longtimers receive the […]

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Op-Ed: It’s Time to Leave Max Fish in the Past

Last modified February 9, 2015 at 10:16 am

Max Fish is dead. The blogs, the press, the Lower East Side death watchers stamped the time of death at 4:00 a.m. Sunday, July 30th, 2013. The night of its final demise, Max Fish was filled to the rafters with revelers who came to pay their last respects. And across the city­­, and even in parts […]

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More Details Emerge on the Max Fish Reboot at 120 Orchard Street

Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:05 am

Perhaps knowing that the deck might stack against them at this point, team Max Fish is absolute business with regard to its proposed reboot at 120 Orchard Street. It has to be. Hell Square is a proverbial liquor license minefield to navigate. The application packet submitted to Community Board 3 painstakingly details the plans and […]

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Max Fish Saluted with Jay Shells ‘Rap Quote’ on Ludlow

Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:03 am

Prolific artist Jay Shells hit the Lower East Side this week to add another street corner to his wildly popular map of Rap Quotes signs. The junction of East Houston and Ludlow was chosen as muse this time around, in order to commemorate the utterance of Max Fish in the hip-hop canon. Rather timely considering […]

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The Max Fish Marquee Cigarette Might Return to Orchard Street Location

Posted March 31, 2014 at 6:09 am

The idea of a new Max Fish two blocks from the original location is certainly intriguing. It’s also an absolute challenge, much akin to getting the band back together to record a reunion album. How to capture that same magic, etc. But it is happening nonetheless. Owner Ulli Rimkus, who first opened the Fish at […]

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Max Fish Might Reopen in Gallery Bar Space on Orchard

Last modified March 27, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Rumors abounded this month around reports that Max Fish wasn’t in fact done with the Lower East Side. Despite having closed last summer and plans for a possible location in Williamsburg. The talk was apparently true. Judging by the item listed on the recently-released SLA agenda for Community Board 3, it would appear that 120 […]

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