HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Not even Hurricane Harvey can keep the Spaghetti Warehouse down.
After catastrophic flooding damaged the restaurant downtown, the company reopened in a new location -- and with a new name to boot.
Warehouse 72 made its debut at the Marq*E Entertainment Center on the Katy Freeway. It held a grand opening on Aug. 1.
The moniker is a nod to the year 1972, when Spaghetti Warehouse first opened in Dallas.
"How do you recreate the iconic status of Spaghetti Warehouse in a new way," asks owner Doug Pak. "We kept challenging ourselves. We could not rebuild what people remembered and loved about Spaghetti Warehouse. When the city regained its spirit, so did we, and we decided to create something new from the ashes of the old. With Warehouse 72, we are creating a memorable experience where good times are celebrated and new memories will be made."
Warehouse 72 also has a bar program, complete with cocktails, sangria, premium Italian wines and local and national beers.
The former Spaghetti Warehouse was noted for the possible presence of ghosts, so much so that it was one of five "creepiest places" in Houston. As far as we know, the ghosts haven't made the move as well.
As far as the inside of the new place, Warehouse 72's walls are adorned with colorful murals of women from the Houston area. The owner touted the women are regular people with little or no modeling experience. One of them is a breast cancer survivor.
Did someone say food?! Houston food lovers, unite!