Last July, Eater reported that the Downtown location of national chain Old Spaghetti Factory would likely close, given that the owners of the 45-year-old restaurant had sold their building and adjacent parking lot for $9 million to developers Nitze-Stagen and Meriwether Partners.
The redevelopment plan didn't include Old Spag Fac, so it comes as little surprise that the restaurant, which has remained open in the interim, is not long for this world. King 5 is reporting that the restaurant's last day in business will be December 23.
Once the Seattle location closes, fans of the chain will have 41 remaining options to get their fix, including establishments in Tukwila, Lynnwood, and Tacoma. And if you're in the mood for some sweet nostalgia set within the local outpost, Seattle writer Drew Zandonella-Stannard wrote a lovely feature for Eater last year called "Dinner With My Big Gay Family at the Old Spaghetti Factory."
In other closure news, Seattle Met has word that Mount Baker's top-notch French restaurant, A La Bonne Franquette, is shuttering after service on November 5. Owners Hamed Elnazir and Pascale Brochier have sold their business to Toshi Kawai from Osaka, Japan, who will remake the space into a Japanese-inspired French eatery after the new year. No word yet on Elnazir and Brochier's next move.