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Turns out, restaurants are like Hollywood celebs. When they get long in the tooth, it's time to get a makeover or risk irrelevance.

After the venerable Biba underwent a rennovation earlier this year, Paragray's flagship restaurant at 28th & N will be remodeled -- 26 years after it first opened, reports Bob Shallit in the Sac Bee.

[Paragary's] will have a back wall removed and replaced with glass, opening the dining area to a courtyard with waterfalls, a fireplace and olive trees.

But that's just part of the remodel that will most likely begin next March and cause a two-month closure of what is now Paragary's Bar & Oven.

"Pretty much every square inch of the restaurant will be touched – floors, walls and ceilings," Randy says.

Read the entire story in the Sac Bee. Photo via paragarys.com.

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