Ludlow House Expansion Proceeds with New Building Permits
More movement on the Ludlow House expansion, which is still proceeding rather slowly.
Libation closed its doors forever in May of this year. Demise of the bridge-and-tunnel club was hastened by Ludlow House next door, which aims to redevelop the property into a venue annex. (They are leasing the property.)
The plan is more than a year in the making, and will see the construction of a two-story venue housing the so-called Ludlow Garden. It’ll occupy the ground floor and cellar – the main level is to include a 41-table restaurant called Lou’s that extends into the rear garden, and is shielded by a retractable roof; the basement will boast a soundproofed recording studio and extra bathrooms for Ludlow House.
The ambitious concept was approved in June 2018 by Community Board 3. And then it just sat.
Demolition permits were filed last spring, and plans submitted to Department of Buildings to change the use and occupancy to accommodate the venture (“eating and drinking establishment accessory” to Ludlow House”).