Sweet Chick

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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‘Ludlow Coffee Supply’ (and Barbershop) Now Serving on Ludlow Street

Posted March 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s opening week, and mixed messaging is prevalent at the new Ludlow Coffee Supply. A quick glance at 176 Ludlow Street might give the wrong impression that the dearly departed Pink Pony is still operational. Indeed, Sweet Chick owner and manager John Seymour and Kyle Martin respectively decided to retain the restaurant’s branded window leafing. […]

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Yes, There Really is a Barbershop-Coffee Shop Hybrid Coming to the Pink Pony Space on Ludlow

Last modified January 22, 2016 at 8:10 am

​This week we first broke news that Sweet Chick owner John Seymour had seized the iconic Pink Pony space next door at 176 Ludlow, and is transforming it into a coffee shop/barbershop hybrid. He’s teamed up with manager-partner Kyle Martin on the project, slated to debut on February 19. As previously reported, the four-table coffee […]

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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 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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