The Colony reopens for business Tuesday

The Colony reopens for business Tuesday

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - Brennan's Colony will be reopening it's doors Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m, three weeks after the murder of owner Jim Brennan.

The restaurant will only be serving drinks, so customers are allowed to bring in food from any of the surrounding restaurants.

The kitchen will be back in business Friday evening, with a limited menu only.

"I think it's good. I'm happy that they opened that fast. I think it's good for the street. I think it's good for the people who live in the area. I live just a street away, so I'm happy that it's opening. I think it just gives a sense of safety that it's back on and back open," said Cleveland Heights resident Laurie Klopper.

Last weekend, several hundred people gathered at the Church of the Savior  for a fundraiser called "Cookout for the Colony" in memory of Brennan.

The 61-year-old was killed June 30 during a robbery at his restaurant/bar.

Brandon Jones, Devonne Turner, and Darien Jones are all charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in the death of Brennan. Paul Turner is charged with obstruction.

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Nearby businesses are excited about the re-opening of Brennan's Colony.

"I think everyone is really excited.  It's a staple in the community.  We all like to go there after our shifts.  So it's really encouraging for us that it's open again,"  says Phoenix Coffee manager Sarah Stocum.

"We are in a sick spot.  We have been torn apart with a horrific and tragic experience and now as a community we have to figure out a way to knit ourselves back together.  I think we do that by coming together over food and tables.  With neighbors and family. I think it also means we should press on finding new neighbors and I think one relationship and one meal at a time we kinda piece ourselves back together, " says Sweetie Fry owner Keith Logan.

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