After 45 years in business, the Old Spaghetti Factory is vacating its historic home inside the Denver City Cable Railway Building at 18th and Lawrence Streets. Downtown Denver’s location of the national chain on Monday announced that it will close September 16, Denverite reports.
Old Spaghetti Factory is most notable for its bygone railway theme, aptly located in Denver inside the 129-year-old City Cable Railway Building. The chain restaurant’s arrival in Colorado in 1973 helped to spare the Cable Railway Building from demolition that year. It became a historic landmark in 1979 and last changed hands in 2014 for $11 million. In 2007, a redevelopment plan for the property had included 15-floor hotel towers.
Today Old Spaghetti Factory is leaving after failing to reach a new lease deal with the building’s current owner, according to The Denver Post. No plans have been announced regarding incoming tenants or redevelopment. After September 16, fans of the Old Spaghetti brand will still have its Factory outpost in Westminster to visit.