From BlueRidgeNow.com …
David Brannock, owner of the Blue Note Grille and Flat Rock Wine Shoppe, has died. He was 53.
Brannock passed away in his sleep Tuesday, said his wife, Lee.
The well-known entrepreneur moved his popular business from Flat Rock to Hendersonville in October. His restaurant and lounge had been in Flat Rock for five years prior to relocating across the street from the Historic Henderson County Courthouse.
Mrs. Brannock said there are no plans to close the Blue Note Grille and Flat Rock Wine Shoppe due to her husband’s passing.
“It will be business as usual right now — that would be a tribute to him,” she said. “It’s what he would have wanted.”
Brannock’s contributions to local culture were considerable, particularly his support of local music. Have a favorite Brannock memory? Please leave it in the comments below.