Soho House Pushes Back Opening of ‘Ludlow House’ to End of Month

Posted on: May 2nd, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Soho House is firing on all cylinders to complete the job on its Lower East Side outpost.

There’s been a flurry of activity at 139 Ludlow Street – the Ludlow House – the last few weeks in order to reach the finish line, including sidewalk replacement, contractors pacing to and fro, and enormous curbside trash heaps. In fact, we’re told by a neighbor that the jackhammering reportedly took three days to complete because the original concrete was “extra tough” to support large trucks delivering in the loading Bay. This building was a funeral home, after all.

The bougie country club now sports spiffy new front doors; a row of light fixtures are affixed to the marquee; and of course the covered rooftop hang.

Apparently the launch date keeps getting pushed back, though. When we called Soho House, an employee told us that May 5 was the original opening scheduled, but that it’s been delayed again. Probably by the end of May. Either way, Ludlow House needs to be complete by June 9, since the Lower East Side Film Festival is hosting a screening on premise.

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As previously reported, several venues live within the four-story Ludlow House. There’s Lou’s Kitchen & Bar, a “club bar with open kitchen” that will serve an all-day American Italian menu; the Velvet Room and the Dark Room are clubs within the club that also double for “private screenings”; lastly, the covered rooftop garden is to boast a “vegetarian Asian restaurant” called Ducked Up. Of particular note, however, is the fact that no booze is permitted outside on the terrace. That was a stipulation of its liquor license.

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