When Spanish tapas restaurant Olivar was set to close earlier this year, one of the primary concerns of regulars was for the building’s murals, painted by Vladimir Shkurkin more than 80 years ago for the Loveless Building’s first restaurant, Russian Samovar. Upon Restaurant Marron’s recent opening, the local community breathed a sigh of relief to see the murals intact and in full glory. Diners now enjoy Marron’s carte-blanche menu hugged by the wall-to-wall scenes from a story by Alexander Pushkin.
806 E. Roy St., 322-0409, restaurantmarron.com
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