100 Montaditos Withdraws Application for 177 Ludlow

Posted on: May 20th, 2013 at 6:20 am by
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100 Montaditos has eyes for 177 Ludlow Street, but might need to wait a little longer. As we revealed earlier this month, the fast-food cerveceria is applying for a full liquor license inside the former EarthMatters space, but is currently on the hitlist of the LES Dwellers block association.

There is an ongoing dialog, though. The group had met with the 100 Montaditos folks and a handful of neighbors at a town hall last week to discuss plans for the bar-restaurant. From what we hear, it was somewhat constructive – questions were raised and concerns voiced. Principals were reportedly respectful but said they required late nights and on-premise privileges … and also that a lease is not yet in place (probably contingent on liquor approval). The block association wouldn’t budge from its position of endorsing curtailed hours with wine and beer. After all, 177 Ludlow is situated in a resolution area.

100 Montaditos ultimately tendered its withdrawal late last week, ahead of tonight’s SLA subcommittee meeting. But they’re planning on returning next month…

Controversial landlord Samy Mahfar purchased 177 Ludlow last September for $5.9 million, a transaction that essentially spelled the end for EarthMatters.

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