Terrance Brennan Plans to Launch Pizza, Tapas, and Wine Concept


Terrance Brennan tells us that he’s looking at spaces in Chelsea, the West Village, and the Upper West Side in hopes of launching a new concept, the Artisanal Table: Pizza, Tapas, and Wine Bar. “It’s a great time for something like that,” he points out, saying he has investors locked up, an offer in on a space, and is looking at other spaces in hopes of eventually opening as many as a dozen 60-to-80-seat locations. “To open an Artisanal takes $5 to $6 million in capital investment, but these are small footprints,” he says. Dishes will be $15 to $20. “It’s a good time to be looking,” he tells us, “because a lot of restaurants are going under. You can find spaces that support a lower check point.” Meanwhile, he’s working out more recession specials at Artisanal, where craft beers will now be half off on Tuesdays. Beer cocktails will also be served for $12 to $14.