The New Club-Restaurant Vying for 87 Ludlow Street
In the five years since Leftfield folded, a dry karaoke concept was promised, then forsaken, at 87 Ludlow Street. The space hung in the balance. Until now.
Indeed, the south-of-Delancey storefront may finally see activity anew as a bar-restaurant. Application forms submitted to Community Board 3 last week point toward a much different future. A clubstaurant with Mediterranean-Croatian concept whose principles include the current hotel manager at Ian Schrager’s PUBLIC hotel on Chrystie Street.
Snowy Capital, as it’s tentatively called, is gunning for a full liquor license with stand-up bars on both the ground floor and cellar levels. The newcomer will offer a menu that includes Ricotta Gnudi, octopus salad, and raw bar.
Ownership will appear before the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 tonight for its approval.
The entrance of another large-scale nightclub is certainly notable given that The DL and Hotel Chantelle – both major contributors to area noise and congestion – are situated on the same block. Not to mention the previous problematic businesses here (UC Lounge, Leftfield) and recent history of 7th Precinct raids.
To that end, the LES Dwellers, SPACE, Orchard Street, and Suffolk Street Block Associations penned a joint letter to CB3 opposing this establishment from taking root. Together, the groups also created a “letter drive” to bolster opposition from residents directly affected by the would-be business.