Friday, January 21, 2011

Tonda has been closed of late

Tonda, the pizzeria at 235 E. Fourth St. near Avenue B, has been closed the last few evenings... You can see them maybe closing on a winter Monday or Tuesday... but a Wednesday and Thursday night too?

I sent Tonda an e-mail, though no one responded. The phone number still works. An outgoing message provides their hours, dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:30 to 11 pm, till midnight on Friday, with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays... The pizzeria, housed in the former EU space, opened in the spring of 2009... As Eater noted last month, Tonda has been on the block ...Per Eater: They're asking for $250,000 key money and a $10,750 a month lease.


Anonymous said...

Isn't this owned by the same dude who brought us that shit-show on Avenue A Diablo Royale Este. Sounds like they need some new business. How about a "Boats-N- Hoes Redux" with 99 cent slices if you wear your NYU sweat shirt or nine inch spike heels. That should do the trick! - Oh and then claim you knew nothing about it.

Anonymous said...

The guy who now owns Diablo Roayle Este is no longer a part of the Tonda thing. He left with EU. The owner is never around. I have a restaurant in the area and walk by it day and night all week long and the opening and closing of the place seems to be intermittent. How do they get people to work in that dying horse? Pay them to be there? It is a dark spot on this hood. There are a lot of good things happening in the East Village. Restaurants that have been here for along time are doing very well and the new guys coming in are adding to the eclectic culinary vibe of the East Village. Let's just hope something legit (PLEASE NOT ANOTHER AFFAIRE) goes in there so I can hi-five them every weekend like I do the other joints around me.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks EvWg. Tonda was open last night. I walked by 8:45ish???? and didn't see any diners. Such a huge space too.

Anonymous said...

Jason Hennings Diablo Royale Este owner is listed as co-owner of Tonda on the SLA website.

Maybe they are trying to pull a Superdive!