Christina, of downtown eatery Christina's, has died
BATON ROUGE - The owner of a popular downtown restaurant has died.
Christina Bannister died Monday. She had an aneurysm a few weeks ago and had been on a ventilator for two weeks until family members made a decision to remove it Sunday.
Bannister owned Christina's at the corner of St. Charles and Somerulos. The restaurant has been there for two decades.
"She made it a point to know not just people's names, but also a little bit about them," her brother, Mike, told WBRZ News 2. "She loved this community," he added.
The restaurant is known among the downtown crowd for its good food and as a place to solve problems. It's a meeting place for lawmakers, lawyers and a location to spot local celebrities. Edwin Edwards was a frequent patron when he was governor.
The restaurant will remain open, family members said.
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