‘Cantina LES’ Trying for Ross Morgan’s 1 Ludlow Street

Posted on: August 5th, 2013 at 6:10 am by
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Long jailed in a prison built of iron and wood, the unique triple corner of Ludlow, Division, and Canal has finally been set free. That day arrived Friday afternoon. Though, the upscaled, clubby facade is a far cry from its previous life as a Chinese computer shop.

Owned and occupied by developer Ross Morgan, 38 Canal Street (aka 144 Division aka 1 Ludlow) was originally slated to become a three-room bed-and-breakfast a few years ago called the Ludlow Inn. That was then. Those plans obviously never materialized, and the property with three addresses remained shielded behind plywood.

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Yet, according to public records on file with Community Board 3, a new spot called “Cantina LES” is hoping to open here. First-timers Kathryn Sullivan and Allan Windsor are seeking a full liquor license for an establishment catering to at least fifty patrons. Plans call for a full kitchen serving up Mexican fare; closing times are 2am weekdays and 4am on the weekends.

But the basement is the wild card, which could be of some concern. We hear the large dungeon extends well into the middle of Division. Read: club.

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[Circa 2009]

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