clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

After Five Years on Tulane Avenue, Mid City Art and Cocktail Bar Treo Closes

Owners put the space up for sale in August

Mindy H./Yelp

After five years on Tulane Avenue and setting into motion an influx of new businesses opening on the street, art and cocktail-centric bar Treo has closed.

Owners Stephen and Pauline Patterson put the building up for sale this past August, spelling the Mid City bar’s imminent closure. After closing for the weekend, the couple reopened for one last service Monday night and yesterday posted a video to Facebook saying goodbye to the space and wishing prosperity for its new owners.

According to The Advocate, the couple sold 3835 Tulane Avenue to Raouf Mousa and Ash Salem, who are also partners in a company that bought the Mid-Town Hotel just across the street in June for $2.7 million. Treo was originally listed for $975,000.

Opened in 2014, Treo previously housed famed chef Michael Gulotta’s Tana and most recently crawfish favorite Clesi’s. The nontraditional bar focused on art and cocktails and later introduced wellness programs for its loyal regulars.

The next step for the Pattersons, who sold their Mid City Irish bar Finn McCool’s two years ago, is retirement.

Do you have a hot restaurant tip? Noticed a spot in your neighborhood opening or closing? Send an email.

Looking for restaurant recs or a place to chat about favorite restaurants? Join Eater NOLA’s Facebook group.


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