Sweet Chick partner John Seymour tweeted the news during the afternoon.
Thank you to the State Liquor Authority for granting SC Ludlow our Liquor Licence.. Can't wait to be part of the LES community !!!— John Seymour (@JohnSeymourNYC) March 25, 2014
The SLA originally denied the license back in December … this after CB3 denied the initial application in October. As BoweryBoogie reported two weeks ago, there was a petition against Sweet Chick's opening that had the support of nearly 100 percent of the tenants in the adjoining 176-178 Ludlow St. as well as business owners on the block.
In our Our and About in the East Village feature last week, Margery Teplitz, who lives in the tenement above the incoming restaurant, expressed her concerns.
From the look of their plans, they want to put the exhaust system in the airshaft, which goes right next to my bedroom as well as a bunch of others. They also want to remain open 17 hours a day cooking fried food in a 120-year-old building that’s basically like a sieve. My neighbor upstairs makes chili a couple times a week and you can smell it for seven hours, so you can imagine fried chicken.
… We’re supposed to have a reasonable quality of life, which does not include a blaring exhaust system 17 hours a day and the smell of fried chicken.