The building at 3020 W. 13th no longer shows any traces of a turret or anything else castle-like, which it was once known for.
There were various bars and restaurants at the building through the years, including the Paradise Restaurant & Club where someone was murdered in 2002, but it’s been vacant for some time.
Owner Don Cary, who also owns All Things BBQ, bought the building in 2005 to use for one of his other businesses. He didn’t end up needing it, though, and would like to sell or lease it.
A broker suggested Cary improve the appearance of the building, which Cary admits was not too attractive.
It’s “just completely changed,” he says. “The big tower’s gone.”
The 4,800-square foot building has a new roof and exterior walls, and the parking lot has been refinished.