Mizithra cheese fans metro-area wide hang their heads in sorrow. 

Say it isn't so!

Another of Denver’s landmark restaurants will be closing down after 45 years. The restaurant was unable to come to terms for lease renewal, so Sept. 16 will be its final day of carb-loading the city. Ryan Durrett, director of marketing for Old Spaghetti Factory, has confirmed the news.

No longer will pasta fans be able to enjoy red sauce and mizithra cheese in the ambiance of the 1889 Denver City Cable Railway Building. No longer will kids and kids at heart be able to dine in the old-fashioned trolley car, which seemed so fitting in the building.

More than just a pasta-paradise chain, Old Spaghetti Factory played a historical role in saving Denver’s past. The Denver City Cable Railway Building was on the downhill slide to demolition before the restaurant moved into the digs in 1973. At one time, Denver had the most cable cars of any city in the nation. The eatery preserved a piece of the city’s history, and that’s pretty amazing. 

But there is hope, as a Westminster location opened last summer at 9145 Sheridan, and the chain is looking for other locations in the Denver area.

You only have a few weeks to say goodbye, so relive your memories and enjoy a meal before it’s gone.

Old Spaghetti Factory
1215 18th St., Denver, CO
Lunch Hours (Mon.-Fri.): 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dinner Hours (Mon.-Thur.): 5-9:30 p.m., Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 4-10 p.m., Sun. 4-9:30 p.m.

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