Bourbon Blue closes after 17 years, a second coronavirus restaurant shutdown in Manayunk – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Owner Brendan McGrew, who started as one of the New Orleans-themer’s first line cooks, segued into front-of-house management in 2005, and bought it from Sean Coyle in 2009, told his 29 employees last week. Given the pandemic’s destruction of the restaurant industry, it was a conversation that some saw coming, but it still was emotional “because we’re a family,” he said.

Bourbon Blue closes after 17 years, a second coronavirus restaurant shutdown in Manayunk The Philadelphia Inquirer