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Old Spaghetti Factory is Moving
We've been hearing from little birds for a while now that the Old Spaghetti Factory on the UW Tacoma campus would be moving. Now it looks like it's official - the Italian-ish restaurant, which has been the site of family dinners and memories for much of Tacoma and the surrounding area for the last 44 years will be moving from its original home.
The first rumor that it would move to the Brewery District, near the Holiday Inn Express on South 21st Street didn't pan out.
Then we heard that the long-time Tacoma family dining restaurant would move to the Tacoma City Grocer space in Pacific Plaza at the corner of 13th and Pacific.
It looks like that's the move (although there's no ink on paper yet). According to an article in the The News Tribune today, the plan is for the OSF to fill all but the southern-most 4,000 square feet of the grocer space - that corner unit will be carved off for a bank. There's no timeline set for the move, but work is moving forward to ready the vacant grocery space, and UWT has plans (and now funding) for historic restoration and brand new uses the building that has been home to the OSF since 1971. Read more from the TNT.
Tacoma isn't the only place where new development is forcing a reloacation of an Old Spaghetti Factory - the building that houses Seattle's OSF was recently bought by a developer for $9 million. No word yet on any relocation plans for the Seattle location. The times, they are a-changing...
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