The embattled French Quarter restaurant that was launched last year by the children of late New Orleans restauranteur Ted Brennan, has been unceremoniously closed. Ted Brennan’s Decatur, which opened on Aug. 27 by siblings Teddy Brennan and Bridget Brennan Tyrrell, had arisen from the highly-publicized familial dispute among the brothers who had overseen Brennan’s on Royal Street for several decades. Ted Brennan’s family was forced out of the landmark restaurant after a foreclosure and bankruptcy in 2013, with Brennan’s subsequently reopened by Ralph Brennan after a renovation that cost $20 Million.
This is the second time the restaurant at 309 Decatur has closed, the first being a temporary eviction following monetary troubles in January. As Ted Brennan’s Decatur was financed by First NBC, that bank’s failing and subsequent federal takeover prevented the establishment from obtaining funds to continue operation. TMB Vieux Carre LLC, the company that owns Ted Brennan’s Decatur, did manage to secure backing to reopen the restaurant in time for Mardi Gras. The resurrection was short-lived, however, as the property was seized by creditors and is now for lease. Calls for comment to co-owner Teddy Brennan were not returned.