NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — After 40 years of tenancy in downtown Nashville, The Old Spaghetti Factory will be closing for good following the Christmas Day bombing.
The business sustained heavy damage from the explosion and closed their doors temporarily to recover. However, the landlord of the space—LOFTS 160 Nashville LLC—said they will be terminating the lease agreement, despite having 14 years left.
Owners said they've offered to invest more than $1 million to rebuild the space back to its original condition, but the landlord is making a "business decision" to have The Old Spaghetti Factory removed.
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“We are incredibly disappointed by the letter sent by our landlord as they are using this tragic event to terminate our lease," OSF President Dean Griffith said.
Griffith says he hopes the city will step up to help keep the location open.
"Our restaurants and teams have endured the most challenging year, which was punctuated by the bombing. We hoped the Landlord would work with us, but they are making a business decision to have us removed. We now have to tell our team members that they may not have a place to work, which is very disappointing. I hope the City will get involved and let them know this isn’t right."
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