Approaching Thirty, Spago Will Close Next Summer for a Facelift

Turning 30 in January
Turning 30 in January Photo: Alan Light via Flickr

Rumors simmered around and about Spago in the last year, including one that potentially placed the restaurant into the Hotel Bel-Air, where Puck will open a new restaurant on the first of next month. Now The Hollywood Reporter announces that Spago will close temporarily for six to eight weeks next summer for a facelift.

Cuban-born Hollywood interior designer Waldo Fernandez has been picked to address the space, as apparently Puck “fell in love with” his work on Trumps, which must have really made an impression, considering it closed nearly 20 years ago.

And speaking of milestones, Spago itself is about to turn 30 in January, though the current version was opened in 1997 after Puck closed the original Sunset Strip location he opened in 1982, still several years before Wolfie would boost onto our small screens with his deep character work on Who’s the Boss.

Spago Plans to Close Temporarily in Summer 2012 (Exclusive) [HR]