Thuy Huynh and Andrew Le originally owned Pho Haven at the location before selling the business in 2021 to Mandy Huynh and Stanley Co, who also owns Pho House Cafe & Deli, 316 S.E. 123rd Ave.
Mandy Huynh was “not able to satisfactorily complete a pre-opening inspection in March, due primarily to facility improvements that were needed,” Brigette Holland, food safety manager with Clark County Public Health, told The Columbian in April. “Additional time was granted to complete facility improvements, but after discussion with the landlord, the business owner chose not to move forward with obtaining a food permit.”
Pho Haven closed permanently in the spring. A complaint was filed in April by Thuy Huynh and Le against Mandy Huynh, alleging that she hadn’t paid rent for the space. In a May answer to the complaint, Mandy Huynh said that Le and Thuy Huynh “materially breached the terms of the lease prior to any nonperformance.”
The case is scheduled to go to trial in April 2023.
Le and Thuy Huynh bought the century-old building, which was constructed as a residence, in 2015 for $585,000. Before Pho Haven, it was home to Mint Tea, which closed in 2015, and a Mexican eatery before that.