After nearly two years at at 199 Second Ave., the Japanese restaurant Pado has closed here between 12th Street and 13th Street ... though the owners vow to find another location.
In announcing their closure in an Instagram post, the owners cite a familiar foe — the landlord.
The restaurant industry during this pandemic has experienced unprecedented challenges and all of us had to fight hard to save our business and jobs. Since March, Pado team has been working tirelessly to remain in business. As much as we wanted to remain open, we unfortunately could not find an agreement with our current landlord at 199 2nd Ave.
Pado emerged between compassionate and like-minded foodies with big dreams to make it in NYC. Our passion still remains intact and we will not let this pandemic change that. It pains us to announce our closure for 10/1, but we will strive to find a new place and we will share this information as soon as it is available for you.
We want to thank all of our customers for your love and support. The pandemic did really bring out the best in people, and your kind words and support have been the biggest driving factor for us.
We will see you again, we promise.
H/T Vinny & O