Jaquetta White and Ian McNulty / The New Orleans Advocate
NEW ORLEANS -- Behind a facade of construction barriers and fencing at the former Brennan’s Restaurant, a new future is taking shape at what had been one of the most famous restaurants in New Orleans. At the same time, some lingering issues from the restaurant’s recent troubles are making their own bid for attention.
This week, a group of creditors took legal action to try to force the building’s former occupants, Brennan’s Inc., into bankruptcy. Creditors Sysco New Orleans LLC, Dorignac’s Food Center, L.L.C. and G.H. Leidenheimer Baking Co., LTD, are seeking to liquidate the restaurant company to collect on claims of nearly $60,000. Sysco, which provided food and other goods to Brennan’s, asserts the restaurant company owes it $49,307, according to the petition. Leidenheimer is owed $4,480, the bread maker said. Dorignac’s, which provided Brennan’s with spirits, has filed a claim for $4,778.