Friday, March 29, 2019

Neighborhood bar Local 138 moving from Ludlow to Orchard this spring

Local 138 is on the move on the Lower East Side.

Bar reps last night announced that Local 138 will leave its home since 1996 at 138 Ludlow St. between Stanton and Rivington next month for a new space at 181 Orchard St. between Houston and Stanton...

The last call at Local 138 on Ludlow is April 27. No word yet on when they will open on Orchard Street.

A bar rep said — long story short — that the lease was up at 138 Ludlow St., and the owners couldn't come to terms on a new lease.

No surprise, really. Michael Shah's Delshah Capital bought the building for $19 million in January 2018.

Earlier this year, lead levels in the building were found to be as high as 36 times the federal government’s acceptable health standard, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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