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Brennan’s Anniversary on Royal Street

Posted on: May 31st, 2012 by fcasio 1 Comment

By Tom Fitzmorris

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“Today in 1956, Brennan’s moved to its present Royal Street location, after ten years at the corner of Bourbon and Bienville. The landlord there wanted a piece of the thriving business, and Owen Brennan rejected the offer. The new place was an historic building: it was the former home of chess grandmaster Paul Morphy. With its large patio, it had been used as a restaurant for quite a few years, but without success. Owen’s friends tried to talk him out of moving there. But move they did, with the help of customers. They met for drinks at the old place, then carried furniture over to Royal Street in a parade led by a marching jazz band. The new restaurant was even more successful than the old. It’s hard to imagine Brennan’s anywhere else but there, now.”

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One Response

  1. Helen Hughes says:

    I have been to the restaurant numerous times and LOVE the ambience, the food, the wonderful cocktails, fabulous wine, and the impeccable service. Thank you for maintaining your excellent reputation throughout the years.
    Native Orleanian now living in Houston

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