As we have reported, Soho House planned to go before Community Board 3 next month, seeking support for a liquor license at 139 Ludlow Street. But the operators of the members’ club have decided to take some more time for community outreach before moving forward with their Lower East Side expansion plan, so the liquor application has been withdrawn, for now.
Soho House staff held several open houses the past two weekends inside the former funeral home on Ludlow Street. Letters were sent to around 1800 residents in the immediate area, explaining the project and inviting people to stop by to check out the plans. Yesterday afternoon, the community board was notified of the withdrawal.