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Mo Pitkin's Safe, To Remain Open While on the Market

Kalina, 8/31/05.

Word came down earlier this week that the East Village, somewhat Jewish-slanting, multi-purpose drinking venue Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction had been placed on the market for a cool $5.5 mil, raising questions about the fate of the venue. Today, those questions are answered, at least for now, by owners Jesse and Phil Hartman themselves. Mo Pitkin's will remain open:

Dear Friends of Mo's,

You may have read that Mo's is closing. The Post, as usual, mixed fact and fiction, in Wednesday's piece. We are listening to offers for the building at 34 Avenue A, but will do everything we can to keep the business intact.

Mo's has become a cherished performance space in a very short amount of time – thanks to you, our talent, and you, our audience. As everyone knows, running a performance space in NYC is a daunting proposition, but we're proud that Mo's has been able to stick to its mission: showcasing great East Village/Lower East Side performers and cultivating the next generation of talent.

We'll continue trying to fulfill that mission -- and our doors remain open, for business as usual. Your House of Satisfaction continues...so come visit, and come often!

Best,
Jesse & Phil

· Doing Mo Pitkin's Sideways: Did Someone Say Triplex? [Curbed]
· Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction [mopitkins.com]

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