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Restaurant Preservation Not So Good Today

Algemac Coffee Shop, jericl, Flickr

A couple of stories our siblings at Curbed have followed today. First, the Coconaut Grove Nightclub will officially be demolished on the site of the former Ambassador Hotel, soon to be a new school. After a bitter fight to save the nightclub with the LAUSD, the Los Angeles Conservancy will drop its lawsuit. In Glendale, Algemac's Coffee Shop, a fine example of Googie architecture built in 1937, was gutted this week (it closed a couple years ago). The silver lining: the facade of the building will be incorporated in the design of the community center that's replacing it and the signage will most likely go inside. But the classic red leather booths, gone.
· Cocoanut Grove Case Settled, Demolished Later This Month [Curbed LA]
· Algemac's Coffee Shop To Be Semi-Salvaged [Curbed LA]