The Old Spaghetti Factory in Downtown Denver closes after 45 years.

Last Saturday, September 15, my youngest son and I just had to go eat dinner here one last time before the famous restaurant said farewell to Denver.

The Old Spaghetti Factory has an enormous amount of memories for not only me, but also my family and friends.

Birthday's, holiday parties, meetings, and special nights with the kids. I remember going after Disney On Ice, or after a Rockies Game, or just because it was fun and tasty.

Apparently, the reason behind the closing came down to the money of course. So unfortunate. According to Samantha Farmer, a writer for the Denver Post the current leasing situation couldn't be worked out with the current owners.

The Old Spaghetti Factory downtown had resided in the 1889 Denver City Cable Railway Building. The chain restaurant opened in Denver in 1973. By them coming into town it had helped the building from being demolished. A couple years later in 1979, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The good news is that The Old Spaghetti Factory hasn't completely come to an end in Colorado. Last summer a new location had opened up in Westminster off of Sheridan and Highway 36.

I've been to the new location a few times, but it's just not the same as the one downtown. Not only a different feel, but a different taste as well.

It's possible that it may take some time to get into the groove.

Traci Rock