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.