The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #154778   Message #3661007
Posted By: GUEST,Linda
17-Sep-14 - 01:45 AM
Thread Name: The Blue Grotto Coffeehouse Los Angeles
Subject: RE: The Blue Grotto Coffeehouse Los Angeles
To Sherry:

It did move on Melrose for awhile after it was first on Fairfax Ave. (south of Santa Monica Blvd.) It was on Melrose in the late 60s' about 1969 and not far from Los Angeles City College.
It was about 5 or 6 blocks west of Vermont Ave. and you actually entered through the door on the side street (off of Melrose)

However it was totally different (atmosphere) on Melrose then when it was first located on Fairfax Ave. Did you ever go to the Fairfax Ave. location? It was so much nicer when it was on Fairfax.
A guy named Foster ran it. Don't know if that was his first or his last name though. Do you remember him?
Do you remember many of the people who hung out there (either location?)