According to the press release, the restaurant will be adding 125 jobs into the economy, ranging from service to managerial positions. And not only will jobs be added, a mature oak tree is being transplanted from Hermann Park to replace the beautiful old oak that shaded the courtyard at Brennan's, and which was sadly lost in the fire.
Additionally, eighty percent of Brennan's building -- a historic structure that was built by famous Houston architecht John Staub in 1930 -- will be restored. The building originally housed Houston's Junior League and is evocative of the French Quarter, an appropriate setting for the New Orleans transplant.
Alex Brennan Martin is excited to be making progress towards the reopening of his restaurant, and not just for himself:
We didn't burn down, we burned up. We are honored and humbled by the outpouring of support we have received over the past year and are looking forward to opening our doors this fall and welcoming back our guests.
The entire press release can be viewed here.
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