Sweet Chick

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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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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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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SLA Approves Sweet Chick for Full Liquor at Old Max Fish Spot on Ludlow

Posted March 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

For better or worse, Sweet Chick just hatched in Hell Square. The Brooklyn-based chicken-and-waffles joint scored a State Liquor Authority reconsideration, and was ultimately successful in obtaining a full liquor license yesterday afternoon. This, after the board initially denied the application for the former Max Fish space last August. The majority of residents at 176-178 […]

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Concern Grows Over Sweet Chick and Fire Hazard Exhaust System at Old Max Fish Space on Ludlow

Last modified March 13, 2014 at 7:32 am

Sweet Chick was apparently undeterred by the uncharacteristic liquor license denial (grandfathered license) back in December by the State Liquor Authority. Indeed, the kitchsy chicken-and-waffles joint still plans on opening an outpost on the Lower East Side, which would be location number two for the Brooklyn-based establishment. As previously noted, the eatery is moving into the […]

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