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Many people are sad to see the old Spaghetti Warehouse building in Tulsa demolished

Posted at 12:09 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 13:09:57-04

TULSA, Okla. — Many people are sad to see the old Spaghetti Warehouse building in Tulsa demolished.

"I can't believe they tore it down. It hurts my feelings. That is a beautiful building,” said Bud Russell who lives in Tulsa. He said he appreciates historic buildings, especially ones like the former restaurant and others in downtown.

Another resident who stopped by what's left of the building on Monday morning shared what the structure means to him.

"My grandpa helped build it. They built that back in the late 20s," said Fred West.

For a local couple, the building holds a sentimental value after they shared they got married inside the restaurant 20 years ago.

"We were looking for a place to get married that had a train, and we knew the manager here," said Bud Russell, "And she said well, you could get married here, so we got married inside of the train."

WPX Energy confirmed demolition of the building began on Sunday to make way for its new headquarters that'll be located on Detroit Avenue.

The oil and natural gas company plans to move from the BOK tower in 2022.

The new development features plans for a public plaza and pathway connecting Guthrie Green to the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park.

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