The original Seattle site of the Old Spaghetti Factory will serve its last meal on Dec. 23.

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There aren’t many restaurants in the region that offer diners an opportunity to eat Italian-style cuisine in an old streetcar — soon there will be one fewer.

Opened in 1970, the Old Spaghetti Factory in Seattle will serve its last entree on Dec. 23, according to a note posted to the restaurant’s website.

Developer Nitze-Stagen and Meriwether Partners bought the two-story warehouse and an adjacent parking lot on Elliott Avenue for $9 million in July 2015 from the Dussin family, owners and operators of Old Spaghetti Factory restaurants. The Pier 70 site was one of the first in a chain started in 1969 in Portland that has more than 40 restaurants, including Tukwila, Lynn­wood and Tacoma.

The developer’s plans remain unclear. “We are just at the beginning stages of exploring our design options,” Meriwether Partners principal Joel Aslanian said in a 2015 statement.

According to Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board, the warehouse was built by the Ainsworth & Dunn salmon-packing company in 1902, and in later decades served as a department store and waterproof-glue manufacturing plant.