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A new coat of cherry-red

A spoon of iconic proportion will be missing its cherry starting Monday.

The one-ton cherry atop the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden's signature Spoonbridge will be removed for repainting and overhauling, the Star Tribune reported.

A crane and flatbed truck will maneuver through the sculpture garden and take the cherry offsite where it will be refurbished.

The cherry will get a fresh coat of marine-grade paint to match the original red used when the sculpture was created in the 1980s.

This will be the third time the Spoonbridge and Cherry has been repainted since its instillation in 1988. The last repainting was in 2006.

The cherry should be back in mid-April.