NEW YORK — Lower Manhattan was dealt another blow Saturday, as the power outage resulting from a transformer fire at the East Side Con Ed plant caused many businesses to close early — losing thousands of dollars in sales in the process.

Like the majority of retailers in SoHo and TriBeCa impacted by the explosion, DKNY on West Broadway closed about five hours early, at 3 p.m., after staying open without power for about two hours. On a typical Saturday, the store does at least $20,000 in sales — but not on this day, said an employee, who asked not to be identified.

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