The building once home to Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction has been sold for $4 million, according to city records.
The restaurant/bar/performance space known as Mo Pitkin’s, which closed last year, was part of East Village entrepreneur Phil Hartman’s now apparently disintegarting empire. Earlier this month, Mr. Hartman announced that he was closing his Two Boots Pioneer Theater nearby.
The squat edifice, at 34 Avenue A, was sold to an entity called LAMNG Corporation. The building has been on the market for more than a year, with an initial listing price of $5.5 million.
As recently as July, Mr. Hartman told Observer reporter Chris Shott that times were tough, but that his entertainment empire would survive: "It’s not easy for anyone doing business in NYC these days…it happens that a bunch of my leases are up right now, and it’s tough dealing with landlords’ expectations, but we’ll be fine."
Neither Mr. Hartman nor the new owner could be reached for comment.