Matt Quillen, owner of former East Bay Street bar The Brick, announced last April that the concept would make a comeback at 24 Ann St. Almost four years ago, a fire destroyed the building The Brick sat in, and not much (visible) progress has happened to repair the damage. A very important part of The Brick was salvaged from the fire — the original bar — and it’s now fully installed at the new location.
Quillen says the fixture is from the late 1800s and was found in a pub in the Whitechapel district of London made famous by Jack the Ripper. The bar owner who occupied the space before The Brick loved that bar so much that it was dismantled and shipped to Charleston to be installed into a concept called Jack the Ripper.
The Brick is close to opening, and also still looking for qualified servers. Applications will be accepted through next week.
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