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Annabel Lee Tavern to reopen Aug. 11

Annabel Lee Tavern to reopen Aug. 11

After closing in late May due to declining sales, Annabel Lee Tavern will reopen Aug. 11 with the help of new investors.

Owner Kurt Bragunier said he’s adding nightly specials, expanding the weekend hours and working with OrderUp and Groupon in the hope of driving more sales at the Canton tavern. When he closed the restaurant this spring, he said increased competition from nearby restaurants caused him to lose $200,000 in the last two years.

Two unnamed investors stepped forward not long after the restaurant announced its closure. Since then, Bragunier said they have been meeting weekly to organize his debt and hash out a plan for...