Landmark restaurant closed, future uncertain

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Associated Press

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 1:02 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brennan's, a French Quarter dining landmark, has unexpectedly closed and its future is uncertain — the latest development in a longtime family feud.

Owen "Pip" Brennan, a son of the founder and until recently a manager of the restaurant, is involved in complex state and federal litigation with his brother and restaurant co-owner Ted and Ted's daughter Bridgette over control of the business.

Amid the family management squabbles, Brennan's was heavily in debt and was sold in foreclosure this year to a company called Leggo/4.

In federal court papers, Owen Brennan alleges that another family member, Ralph Brennan, is a principal in Leggo/4, and that Ted and Bridgette worked to assure the foreclosure would go through.

Attorneys and representatives for those involved were not immediately available for comment Friday.

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