From the Westword: Here's What's Taking Over the Old Spaghetti Factory: Miniature Golf!
The Old Spaghetti Factory closed on September 16 at 1215 18th Street, leaving a massive vacancy in the downtown restaurant scene — and an empty spot in our hearts and bellies. What, we wondered, would become of the imposing Denver City Cable Railway building that had been restored by Old Spaghetti Factory founders Guss and Sally Dussin before they opened their Portland, Oregon-based restaurant in 1973? What boring chain eatery could afford to take over the 12,000-square-foot space?
The answer is that it won't be just another boring chain eatery. Instead, San Francisco entrepreneur Steve Fox will open a Denver outpost of Urban Putt, the miniature-golf-themed bar and restaurant he founded in his home town in 2014. Space was a necessity for Urban Putt, which will boast two nine-hole putting courses inside the building, along with a full kitchen and a craft-beer and cocktail bar. This will be only the second location of Fox's entertainment complex, and it will also feature the same kind of unique and clever putting greens that have drawn customers to the San Francisco original.