After 11 years fighting the good fight, Ludlow Street music club Cake Shop is shutting down after New Year’s Eve. The news was delivered via email yesterday.
The independent music venue at 152 Ludlow St. has had many brushes with death in the past few years. The message to supporters noted that, “location and sustainability in our current and long running model have been an issue for more than a long time.” The email went on to explain, “we are failing to keep up with the bills, we have been for years.”
The plan is to relaunch is the new year with a new concept. Cake Shop has already started a series of farewell concerts. Brooklyn Vegan has more details about that. Back in 2013, the Living Room closed its Ludlow Street location and moved to Brooklyn, before shutting down there, as well. This means Pianos is the only music club left on Ludlow Street, once a top destination for live music. (Arlene’s Grocery is still located around the corner on Stanton Street).