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Trèo, on Tulane Avenue, Has Just Gone Up For Sale

It’s listed as commercial and residential, so the future of the bar is uncertain


Chic art and cocktail-centered Tulane Avenue bar, Trèo, just hit the market for $975,000 , according to the Mid City Messenger. The deal includes everything but the art — and it’s already been shown several times.

Owners Stephen and Pauline Patterson hope the next owner will keep the staff, but Trèo is listed as both commercial and residential, so there’s no telling what’s in store for the bar that helped set into motion the revitalization of an area that many had written off.

The move is the next step in retiring for the Pattersons, who sold their Irish bar, Finn McCool’s (also in Mid City), two years ago.

According to the report, Pauline Patterson has only taken six weeks off since Hurricane Katrina, and she’s bartended since 1990. She has been sober for two years, but recently her “health took a turn for the worse.”

Trèo, which housed Michael Gulotta’s Tana and now houses crawfish favorite Clesi’s, brought art and cocktails and later, wellness programs, to Tulane Avenue starting in 2014. Other businesses followed the Pattersons’ pioneering lead and laid roots on the scruffy street as well, starting a revitalization that is slowly moving forward.

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3835 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 304-4878