Here’s how Dayton’s Spaghetti Warehouse will help Oregon District shooting victims today

Published: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 @ 7:20 AM

Dayton's Spaghetti Warehouse has operated at 36 W. Fifth St. since 1980 and is known for its trolley-car seating and towering lasagna. Now one of the longest-running restaurants in Dayton will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year and has big plan for renovations underway.

The Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant in downtown Dayton — which is in the midst of a significant renovation as it gears up for a 40th anniversary celebration next year — will donate the profits from all sales today, Wednesday Aug. 7, to the Oregon District Tragedy Fund at the Dayton Foundation, the restaurant’s franchise owner announced.

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“Help us as we stay #DaytonStrong in the midst of this terrible tragedy,” the restaurant’s operators said in a release.

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“We want to be a part of the rebuilding of our community,” franchise owner Michael Kim told this news outlet Tuesday.

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Kim, of Dallas, Texas, took over ownership of Dayton’s Spaghetti Warehouse as well as its sister restaurants in Toledo and Akron in December, and has launched a series of renovation projects that he says will improve the restaurant experience for customers and employees. 

  

Known for its trolley-car seating and towering lasagna, the Dayton Spaghetti Warehouse has operated at 36 W. Fifth St. since 1980, outlasting dozens of its peers as downtown’s fortunes ebbed and flowed. 

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Renovations that are either underway or planned for 2019 include modernizing the kitchen, renovating the restaurant’s bathrooms, giving banquet rooms a significant makeover, and re-designing and renovating the bar area. The investment will reach six figures just this year alone, Kim said.