The owners of the Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant sold their building and adjacent parking lot for $9 million to developers Nitze-Stagen and Meriwether Partners, The Seattle Times reported Monday.
For now, the 45-year-old restaurant remains open, but the new owners are planning a redevelopment that does not seem to include a future for Old Spaghetti. However, the building dates to 1902 and has a historic designation from the city, so it won't be torn down in favor of something shinier.
Once the Seattle location closes, fans of the chain will have 41 other options, including restaurants in Tukwila, Lynnwood, and Tacoma.
And if you're in the mood for some sweet nostalgia set within the local spagfac, Seattle writer Drew Zandonella-Stannard wrote a lovely feature for Eater last month called "Dinner With My Big Gay Family at the Old Spaghetti Factory."