Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Spice on 1st Avenue is now The Sabieng Thai



The Spice at 71 First Ave. between Fourth Street and Fifth Street recently closed... and the space is now The Sabieng Thai. (Does anyone know when this transformation took place? The First Avenue outpost has already been removed from the Spice website.)

With this closure, there aren't any Spice locations left in the East Village. This one opened in the former home of sister restaurant Pukk in the spring of 2015. The Spice on Second Avenue at Sixth Street closed in June 2015. The location on 10th Street at Fourth Avenue closed in December 2014.

Eight Spice locations remain in NYC; the closest here now on 13th Street near University Place. I have no idea what The Sabieng Thai is... they weren't open at the time of the above photo.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh shit. This is not a good sign. It is a dark, secluded area. I don't see how it would do well.

Anonymous said...

Spice on First Avenue always seemed minimally busy, so I'm surprised they lasted beyond a year. Those long narrow spaces are difficult because it's like entering a cave. Maybe a Paleo restaurant would do well there.

Anonymous said...

WOW i was just there to pick up food on Sunday night!

Anonymous said...

Pukk was dope should've kept it