An institution in Dallas' West End is closing: Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant announced that they are making "the difficult business decision" to closure their location in Dallas' West End District.
The restaurant – which has been located at 1815 North Market St. for 47 years – will remain open until the close of business on Sunday, October 20.
It's hard to believe but the location opened 47 years ago as Spaghetti Warehouse's flagship location, when they were founded in 1972.
They're inviting customers to share their Spaghetti Warehouse memories in Dallas' West End on their Facebook page at facebook.com/spaghettidallas.
Many of the recollections center on the charming trolley, located in the center of the restaurant. According to a spokesman, the trolley is an original East Dallas Trolley car.
Other memorabilia: One of the booths was made with the headboard and footboard of a bed that once belonged to Stephen F. Austin, the "father of Texas."
The history of the building is that, at one time, it was a pillow factory.
"Our other locations also have similar histories, in terms of how the buildings were used prior to becoming a restaurant," the spokesperson says.
A release says they are working closely with everyone on their staff whose hard work and dedication is appreciated. They also thank their many guests and "everyone throughout the Dallas community."
"We enjoyed serving you, your family and friends," it says. "And, it was our pleasure to celebrate your many birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions."
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The closure leaves eight locations of the chain. For those still craving a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs or lasagna, they invite guests to visit the Spaghetti Warehouse in Arlington at 1255 W. I-20.