spaghetti warehouse closing

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Two Spaghetti Warehouse locations in San Antonio are closing. Spaghetti Warehouse plans to auction off antiques from their San Antonio location now that they’re closing. Customers who are interested can now own some of San Antonio’s restaurant history through an online furniture and equipment auction from the Houston Street location of  Spaghetti Warehouse.

Spaghetti Warehouse announced the closing of the 1226 E. Houston St. location and a location in Arlington on March 26th. The restaurant cited the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for shutting down those two locations. The restaurant then thanked customers for the decades of “loyalty and support.”

Now a “complete” liquidation of the restaurant’s furniture, decorative antiques, kitchen equipment, and dishes will be starting online. RCI Auctions will host an onsite preview day to allow bidders a chance to inspect the items in person from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 1-2. The online auction ends May 3 at 7:3o p.m. The auctioneer explained online that both the preview event and item pickup process will adhere to social distancing guidelines. Arranging appointments is encouraged by calling 210-264-4176.

The sale, hosted by RCI Online Auctions, includes 10 pages of items up for bid. Spaghetti Warehouse will auction off pretty much everything that made the downtown-adjacent restaurant a historic favorite except for the infamous trolley car that doubled as a dining space. It doesn’t appear to be part of the liquidation.

Among items listed that Spaghetti Warehouse will auction are antique parlor stoves, old cash registers, Tiffany-style lamps, waiting area sofas and a 1900 sideboard which “appears haunted,” along with 400 other items.

According to the auction company, Spaghetti Warehouse had been serving customers since the late 1970s. The building was renovated to get a new look in November of 1991 and before the Houston street location was a restaurant, it stood as a Lucchese Boot Co. Factory. It’s clear that this San Antonio property has been a historic location for a long time.