by Frederick Melo | Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.
The buildings, which landed on the National Register of Historic Places in the late 1980s, will be restored using state and federal historic tax credits, but that doesn't mean there won't be some ironic changes. For instance, a confessional room half-hidden behind the fireplace will become a curtained, dimly-lit side bar -- a romantic rendezvous and lover's nook.
Publicity materials say to expect bartenders clad in white jackets and tapas, or light appetizers.
The remodeling work by Flannery Construction, already begun in September, should take about a year.
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