Brannon’s on Essex Street Should Open at the End of the Week

Posted on: July 9th, 2013 at 5:18 am by
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Sunflower Video seems like so long ago at this point. The X-rated DVD house, which previously boasted “all kind of rentals,” was aborted in the summer of 2011. A year and change later, restaurateur Ron Brannon (Donatella, D Bar) took on the lease for his latest industry addition. Brannon’s – a new bar and sandwich shop for 119 Essex Street.

Restaurant buildout has been underway for months, having begun ahead of their Community Board 3 appearance back in December. Achieving the green light from the advisory board (thanks to his 15 years of experience) put construction on the fast-track to completion. Yet all the public could see was the evolution of the exterior, which morphed into a wooden clubhouse vibe with canopy; new windows arrived a couple weeks ago. Here’s an early look at the inside:

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Ron Brannon tells us that he hopes to open the joint by the end of the week. Meanwhile, the liquor license is still pending with the State Liquor Authority.

Smut to sandwiches, indeed.

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