New Orleans Brass City will close its doors in 2019, after four decades of serving the city and its visitors.
The restaurant, located on the corner of New Orleans Street and Claiborne Avenue, will close at the end of 2019.
It was opened in 1993 and had a menu that featured dishes like pork ribs, shrimp cocktails and brussels sprouts, among others.
The business was part of a larger restaurant, Brass City Restaurant, on the same street.
It had been closed since December 2018.
In a statement, Brass Councilwoman Tanya Ruggiero said that the restaurant will not reopen.
She said the decision was made to close the restaurant “for a number of reasons” including a decline in the number of guests and an inability to find a permanent home for the restaurant’s restaurant equipment.
She also said that due to the increased demand for brunch and other special events, Brass is unable to keep up with the demand for the menu items, and the business will likely be shut down for the rest of 2019, according to the statement.
“The decision to close Brass City was made in light of a number, but not all, factors affecting our business,” the statement said.
“We understand that many New Orleanians are passionate about Brass City and want it to continue as it has for the past four decades.
We wish the Brass City family all the best in the future.”
Brass Councilwoman Patricia Wilson said she appreciates the business’s dedication to the community and was thankful for the business for many years.
“Brass is one of the most successful and well-respected restaurants in New Orleans, and we are grateful for its dedication to our city,” Wilson said.