Urban Putt gives Old Spaghetti Factory building a new lease on life

Urban Putt gives Old Spaghetti Factory building a new lease on life

Indoor mini-golf company Urban Putt takes a respectful historical approach to renovations

Denver’s Old Spaghetti Factory downtown location in the Cable Building may have served its final meal last Sunday, but the building’s new tenant, Urban Putt, received approval from the Landmark Preservation Commission to restore the building’s facade to its magnificent historical splendor.

This is just the first step for this unique entertainment concept. Urban Putt is equal parts indoor miniature golf, awesome food, bar and events space that creates a one-of-a-kind experience for all ages. 

 

Urban Putt is working with local firm Roth Sheppard Architects to restore the Denver City Cable Railway building, erected in 1889. The building at 18th and Lawrence St. has a storied past, servicing Denver’s original cable car system.

The building survived the wrecking ball, but the gigantic entry arch that graced the structure for nearly a century fell several decades ago. The damaged arch was saved and brought inside and incorporated into the former restaurant. Now, the Urban Putt team is designing a new steel plate to include the arch as part of the restoration, bringing the face of the building back to its original condition. The Urban Putt team will take over the space in early 2019.

 

“My wife and co-owner Leslie Crawford is a Denver native, so the opportunity to restore this wonderful example of historic Denver architecture while providing a place for generations to enjoy is an opportunity we just couldn’t pass up,” says Steve Fox, Chief Greenskeeper and CEO. “When we decided we wanted to open a second Urban Putt, Denver was the inevitable choice--a vibrant city that we both know and love.”

 

Urban Putt San Francisco is a proven concept rated by Yelp, Trip Advisor and more as one of the top entertainment venues in San Francisco’s Mission District. It features a spectacular assembly of fanciful devices that attracts a range of patrons, from Millennial hipsters to families and private party-goers, for a unique, fun-filled experience as they work their way through fantastically-themed golf holes.

Currently, the Denver experience is being designed and fabricated by a team of artists, electromechanical experts, game designers, software computer programmers, 3D modelers, sound experts, master carpenters and even a metalworker who cut his teeth on the show MythBusters. While playing, golfers will also be able to enjoy their favorite craft beer or cocktail along with chef-inspired fare.

Urban Putt plans on opening in summer 2019. The concept will include two 9-hole courses so private parties will be able to reserve a course for themselves. 

 

ABOUT URBAN PUTT

Founded in 2014 and located in the heart of the San Franciso Mission District, Urban Putt is the City's premier indoor miniature golf course. A vibrant and unique venue, Urban Putt is an equally perfect destination for a sporting round of mini-golf, family outing, sit-down dinner, company party, special event or drinks with friends. Denver will be Urban Putt’s second location.

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About Urban Putt Denver

Founded in 2014 and located in the heart of the San Franciso Mission District, Urban Putt is the City's premier indoor miniature golf course. A vibrant and unique venue, Urban Putt is an equally perfect destination for a sporting round of mini-golf, family outing, sit-down dinner, company party, special event or drinks with friends. Denver is Urban Putt’s second location.

Urban Putt Denver Mission Statement 

Urban Putt is dedicated to nurturing the kind of creativity, joy and imaginative play that is the hallmark of Denver itself. A responsible neighbor and corporate citizen, we are investing heavily to preserve the historic Denver City Cable Railway Building, a cherished Downtown landmark. In addition to our commitment to Denver’s heritage and residents, we place a high value on our employees, offering full benefits for all staff working at least 20 hours a week. A place of wonder and invention, Urban Putt Denver is committed to becoming a unique entertainment venue for fans of all ages and an important contributor to the Denver community.


Urban Putt Denver
1201 18th St, Denver, CO 80202