Brothers 2 Restaurant in Endwell in 1970. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A former long-time favorite dining destination in Endwell officially reopens with a ribbon-cutting, but not as a sit-down restaurant.

The old Brothers 2 restaurant on Watson Boulevard was acquired by the owners of the near-by Broadway Diner and has been developed into The Riverdale Banquet Hall.

Steve, Leon, John and Jimmy Anastos have been working over the past year on the transformation.

The family bought the property after the restaurant closed in February, 2017.  Brothers 2 had operated on the site for close to 47 years.