Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect the grant amount as $40,000.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A local restaurant will be updating its exterior thanks to a grant.

The Saratoga in Terre Haute was awarded a $40,000 National Historic Preservation Grant sponsored by American Express. $30,000 will be used to preserve the building’s exterior, including work on the façade and extra lighting.

“We feel like it’s time to upgrade again, and kind of reflect on the outside what we’ve done on the inside,” Saratoga owner Cathy Azar said. “It’s going to be more vibrant.”

Azar said the project comes as the restaurant is celebrating 80 years in business and added that staff at the restaurant is grateful for the communities support.

“What we do is so time-consuming. It is so arduous, and we love seeing people come and take a reprieve from their routines, sit back and relax with family and friends,” Azar said.

Azar added that Saratoga restaurant owners are considering some plans for later this year to celebrate the restaurant’s 80th anniversary.