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Last Brown Derby Headed for Demolition

The last of the five famous Brown Derby restaurants is threatened with demolition to make way for development. Starting as the Brown Derby Car Cafe, it opened in 1940, and became a social fixture in Hollywood. Among other important trivia milestones, the Cobb Salad was invented there by manager Bob Cobb. The surviving Brown Derby, which closed in the '60s and reopened in 1993, is in danger. The new owner of the property at 4500 Los Feliz Boulevard intends to build condos and stores. A "Save the Derby" group has formed to attempt to preserve the landmark.

Here's a photo of a Brown Derby from our files -- though it's not the one in danger. The one pictured is already gone!

3377 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
On the northeast corner of Wilshire Blvd and Alexandria Ave.
Always visible. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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