In early February, we noted that Nicky's Pho had opened on East Fourth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B...
Grub Street reports that they have closed. Says co-owner Billy Dang, "I made a big mistake for taking the spot, because there’s not enough traffic and it’s not making enough money."
Bet the people opening the former Tonda space down the street will love to hear that lack-of-traffic line. Meanwhile, Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches remains open on Second Street just east of Avenue A.
Grub Street also reports that Lingua on First Avenue near Seventh Street has closed after three months.
Per Grub Street: "Perhaps the menu, which offered a slew of innards, like tripe Florentine, lamb sweetbreads, and tongue, was a bit too adventurous for East Villagers' tastes."