Monday, February 14, 2022

[Updated] Thai Direct is open for now

Updated 2/19: Thai Direct has reopened amid an ongoing COVID-related rent dispute with the landlord, per the restaurant's ownership. 

Thai Direct has closed at 131 Avenue A between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street.

A rather stern note on the front door tells would-be patrons that the landlord "has taken possession of the premises effective February 11" ... with a "DO NOT ENTER" thrown in for anyone attempting to access the door with three new padlocks...   
Steven took these photos Friday night — someone removed the sign by Sunday.

There isn't any mention of a closure of the restaurant's website or Instagram account. 

The quick-serve establishment, which billed itself as offering a healthy take on Thai street food, opened here in September 2018. It was a nice spot. 

The space was previously Yoshi Sushi, which got the boot in 2015.


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh no! I loved Thai Direct Bowls!

takicat said...

Really too bad. Fantastic food. And they offered a discount if you picked it up yourself. People complain about inflation but they seem to have no problem paying a 25 - 30% markup just to get your food deliviered thru an app.

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Anonymous said...

Today, Saturday Feb 19, Thai Direct is open for business!