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For $3,000,000, Iconic Brennan’s Restaurant Gets To Keep Name

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Brennan’s name will stay the same!

Brennan’s restaurant is coming back with a new owner. But it’s staying in the family.

Ralph Brennan bought the Brennan name at a federal auction Wednesday morning for $3 million. He said the iconic pink restaurant at 417 Royal Street will reopen in September.

Brennan’s had been a staple in the French Quarter for nearly 60 years until family in-fighting caused previous owner Pip Brennan to be evicted in June 2013.

Pip’s cousin, Ralph, bought the building and had planned on opening it with the name or not.