Big changes are coming to the building that housed Endwell's Brothers 2 restaurant for nearly a half-century.

Tables have been removed from the old Brothers 2 restaurant dining room. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Work has started on extensive renovations to convert the building on Watson Boulevard into a banquet facility.

The Brothers 2 restaurant closed in February after operating at the site for almost 47 years.

Some of the signature Brothers 2 decor remains near the front entrance of the closed restaurant. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The property was acquired by the owners of the Broadway Diner, which is located a short distance to the east on Watson Boulevard.

The building soon will be home to the Riverdale Banquet Hall. General manager Steve Anastos said he expects the new facility will open at the end of May.

Anastos said renovations are planned for the inside and outside of the building. He said he and his family are "very excited" about the new banquet operation.

Anastos said wedding receptions and dances already have been booked for the venue.

Crews started working at the former restaurant on Tuesday. They are busy removing old furniture and fixtures in preparation for the planned building makeover.

The old bar still stands at the closed Endwell landmark. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
The doors leading to the kitchen at the former restaurant. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Years of memories are being hauled away ahead of the renovation. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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