A restaurant that was a longtime Millard favorite is reopening.
The family is reopening the business in a new location, 13522 Cottner St., and Bernie Drassal’s nephew, Gene Branch, will run the new restaurant.
The restaurant will use all the same recipes as the former eatery, said Bridget Branch, who is married to Gene. The restaurant plans to open Wednesday, with a grand opening celebration starting Friday. Hours, for now, are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The phone number to order will be 402-895-4433.
Drassal closed the original location in 2015 because of increasing rents. A new owner took over that location, near 136th and Q Streets, in 2016 but with a different menu. That location is now permanently closed.
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