DALLAS — Say goodbye folks -- the iconic Spaghetti Warehouse in Dallas' West End is closing its doors for good on Oct. 20.
Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurants Inc. made the announcement Monday, thanking the community and its staff for the many memories.
"It's going to be a very tough and emotional week for everyone," said Brad Morris, operations director.
He said the Dallas location has about 40 employees and are working to relocate some employees to the Arlington location and help others find new jobs.
The restaurant first opened in 1972 and has been a part of the Dallas restaurant world ever since at its location at 1815 N Market St.
In those 47 years, many have celebrated big occasions and had major life moments at its tables.
The restaurant asked its customers to share their memories from over the years on Facebook, with many commenting about how they had their birthday traditions there, that it was a family favorite or the perfect spot for a special date.
On the Facebook post, the restaurant said it hoped people would make the trip to its Arlington location.
The restaurant group described the closure as a difficult business decision and said it's been proud to be a part of the Dallas community since it opened.
"To our many guests and to everyone throughout the Dallas community, we say, thank you," an announcement from the restaurant group said. "We enjoyed serving you, your family and friends. And, it was our pleasure to celebrate your many birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions."
Once the West End restaurant closes on Sunday, there will only be eight Spaghetti Warehouse stores left in the United States.
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