GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts church building made famous by the 1967 Arlo Guthrie song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” is reopening after some recently completed upgrades.
The building in Great Barrington, now the home of the nonprofit Guthrie Center , has been closed for about two months during the work.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that the upgrades include the restoration of the circular stained-glass window at the front entrance, a new ceiling in the great room, and insulation.
It will reopen this weekend with a memorial for a local journalist who recently died, while its regular schedule of community lunches, musical events and non-denominational services will start next week.
The building once known as the Old Trinity Church dates to 1829 and is where the Alice of song fame lived with her husband, Ray.