Sweet Chick

Harold Hunter Weekend 2018 is Announced for the Lower East Side

Posted May 21, 2018 at 5:07 am

Each year, the programming celebrating the life of skateboard legend Harold Hunter grows more ambitious. The eponymous nonprofit foundation behind the annual event – now in its 12th season – last spring transformed the one-day skate jam into a weekend-spanning occasion. For the 2018 go-round, the focus is on what Harold loved most – skating, […]

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Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street Reopens Tonight After Gas-Related Closure

Posted May 7, 2018 at 5:05 am

Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street is no longer on the mend. The celebrity-backed chicken joint is slated to reopen later tonight after spending nearly four months on the sidelines. News of its return hit Friday evening in a post to social media. It’s been a tumultuous few months for Sweet Chick. The four-year-old restaurant shuttered […]

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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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‘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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