Brennan’s suffered catastrophic fire damage on September 13, 2008. The winds and rain from Hurricane Ike hastened the destruction from an electrical fire which left three injured and the John Staub landmark interior collapsed. Opening in 1967, Brennan’s was a pioneer in Houston’s Midtown, ultimately acting as the template for other New Orleans-themed developments in the neighboring blocks. Before the Brennan family opened a Houston version of the famous New Orleans restaurant, 3300 Smith Street was home to the Houston Junior League.
Houston Chronicle’s Shelby Hodge’s blog on September 15, 2008 was first to report that owner Alex Brennan-Martin claims that they will rebuild, although no dates were given.

James Glassman