67 Clinton St., Home of Barramundi, Changes Hands

67 Clinton St.

67 Clinton St.

The six-story building at 67 Clinton St. that’s home to neighborhood bar Barramundi and cocktail lounge 2nd Floor on Clinton has been sold.

Last year, the property was listed for $7 million. On Friday owner Tony Powe told us he and the new owner just closed on the transaction. Due to the terms of their agreement, Powe was unable to disclose the purchaser or the purchase price.

They’re in the process of looking for operators to take over the two establishments. Barramundi is a Lower East Side institution, having started on Ludlow Street, and is one of the last “regular bars” on the LES. The clubby 2nd Floor on Clinton opened in 2010 and is now managed by Powe’s partners, Art & Spirit Mixology.

Powe emphasized that the venues would definitely be transitioning to new owners rather than closing. He decided to sell the businesses now to spend more time overseeing the Zipcard discount program, which he launched several years ago.  Barramundi and 2nd Floor will be open for business under the current ownership until the end of June.

67 Clinton was converted to condos a few years ago. There are two residential units, including a 4-bedroom/2-bath duplex and a 2-bedroom/2-bath duplex with a private roof deck. The building is right across the street from 50 Clinton St., the luxury residential project about to break ground. Condos there start at just under $1 million.



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$100 Gift Card to Clinton St. Baking Co. and More!

Here’s a reminder this afternoon about a few enticing offers in our print magazine.  Online readers – don’t be left out!

First, you have a few more days to answer our very simple trivia question — for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Clinton Street Baking Company (see the inviting photo posted above if you need motivation).  Just go to our Facebook page to take part.

Second,  pull up the Nom Wah Tea Parlor coupon on your mobile device for a free dim sum dish any evening through 8/2012.  You can use the QR code in the magazine or go directly to Nom Wah’s page on The Lo-Down.

Finally, get $2 off any purchase at Barramundi, the Clinton Street watering hole, when you show your coupon from the magazine. For this one you’ve got to get your hands on our “analog edition.”