Ted Brennan’s Decatur has closed — for now — reports Ian McNulty at The Advocate. Owners said that while they have shuttered, it’s planned to be a temporary one, and the restaurant will reopen, hopefully in time for Mardi Gras. Originally slated to open in 2015, Ted Brennan’s Decatur opened this past August.
To say that Ted Brennan’s Decatur has had a troubled go of it wouldn’t be a stretch — the restaurant’s namesake planned to open the spot at 309 Decatur St. in the French Quarter a few years ago, as a comeback after losing Brennan’s Restaurant on Royal Street. But the restaurateur passed before that could happen.
Things didn’t get easier once it finally opened; the deep freeze that affected many businesses in NOLA hit Brennan’s Decatur hard, effectively closing the biz a few weeks back. The water issues were simply icing on the cake. The restaurant was facing major financial troubles — falling behind on rent only two months into service. Their landlord began eviction proceedings in October, the family has said.
The restaurant assures the public that it will reopen, and they’re hoping it’s in time for NOLA’s biggest party.