In regards to the gofundme account put together to help the employees of Brennan's Colony who are without a job during this tragic time: as of two o'clock this afternoon there has been over $33,000 donated in less than a 24 hour span. $33,000 in 24 hours. If you ever question if you are living and raising a family in the right community, just think about that. If you ever question whether or not your neighbors share the same values of love and generosity, just think about that. We, at the Colony, would love to thank everyone that has contributed to and supported this cause. We want to thank all of the friends and strangers for their hugs and kind words, as well as thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes. In our deepest of hearts, we know that our true thanks will come when we are able to reopen the doors to Brennan's Colony and invite everyone back to celebrate better times, to celebrate the legacy of Jim Brennan, a man who was able to go beyond the walls of his restaurant and the borders of his community to create a family. JB, you will be missed dearly in a way words cannot begin to describe. We are a Colony!
Thanks to all,
Aran Keenan and the entire Colony Family
Since JB's tragic murder, Brennan's Colony has been closed for 3 days and counting. The Colony staff includes many mothers, fathers, students, and Cleveland Heights residents. Each day the Colony is closed is a day these people: our servers, our chefs, our dishwashers, our hostesses, and our bartenders are losing their livelihood. Many of them rely on only this income to pay their expenses. Let's let their only struggle be to deal with the loss of JB and not how they will pay their bills. Our goal is intended to cover two weeks worth of wages for the staff of Brennan's Colony.
Dear Colony friends: I learned the hard, stupid way about JB's murder: from AK at Tavco the night I arrived home from Spain and asked: "What, is JB having a Flower Sale?" Only to hear, incredulously, what had happened. A special hug to Rich Wise. Please add this small gift to the others, pay the staff, and re-open to heal all our hearts.