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Blackbird Kitchen & Bar reopened on Thursday, co-owner Demetri Gregorakis announced on Facebook.

The restaurant has been closed since late May when the restaurant was damaged from water flowing from a broken pipe. Initially, the owners estimated that the restaurant would be closed four to six weeks, but insurance company and construction issues delayed the grand opening.

The owners took the time to update other parts of the restaurant too, per Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

Here's where the 80-year-old redwood tree enters the scene. Local artist Ethan Noto helped connect Blackbird's owners with a giant fallen tree in Marysville. They've used wood from the tree to rebuild the bar. The remainder of the wood will be used for new community tables at Blackbird. In all, Blackbird is using about 7,200 pounds of wood from the tree...

Expect to see big changes in the bar area, which now includes one continuous bar space. The previous bar was split.

The restaurant has yet to announce the reopening on its own Web site or Facebook page.

Blackbird is located at 1015 9th St., and can be found online at http://www.blackbird-kitchen.com/.

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