Brennan's Colony restaurant reopens after owner is killed - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Heights restaurant reopens after deadly shooting of owner

"We Are a Colony" T-shirts for sale. (Source: WOIO) "We Are a Colony" T-shirts for sale. (Source: WOIO)
Brandon Jones, Devonne Turner, Darien Jones and Paul Turner. (Source: Cleveland Heights Police) Brandon Jones, Devonne Turner, Darien Jones and Paul Turner. (Source: Cleveland Heights Police)
The Colony gets a new coat of paint before the reopening. (Source: WOIO) The Colony gets a new coat of paint before the reopening. (Source: WOIO)
Crews working outside Brennan's Colony before the afternoon reopening. (Source: WOIO) Crews working outside Brennan's Colony before the afternoon reopening. (Source: WOIO)
Brennan's Colony is officially open! (Source: WOIO) Brennan's Colony is officially open! (Source: WOIO)
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -

Brennan's Colony is back in business.

The Cleveland Heights bar reopened its doors Tuesday at 4 p.m.

For the first couple of days, the restaurant will only serve drinks, so customers are allowed to bring in food from surrounding restaurants. The kitchen reopens Friday. 

Owner Jim Brennan was shot to death June 30 while opening his Lee Road restaurant.

Brandon Jones, Devonne Turner, and Darien Jones are all charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery. Paul Turner is charged with obstruction. All four remain behind bars. Brandon Jones worked at the restaurant as a dishwasher.

Keith Logan owns Sweetie Fry directly across the street from the Colony and knew Brennan very well. He says getting the doors back open is exactly what Cleveland Heights needs.

"The community needs to heal. And I think the way we heal is we think about the legacy that Jim Brennan left, and that was hospitality. One meal at a time with neighbors or with family or friends," says Logan.

 

Brennan's legacy carries on with customers who will continue to enjoy a cold one in the place they say always felt like home. It might not be the same without him, but they say he surely won't be forgotten.

 

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