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Thread #154778   Message #3634156
Posted By: GUEST,Linda - Guest
18-Jun-14 - 01:04 AM
Thread Name: The Blue Grotto Coffeehouse Los Angeles
Subject: RE: The Blue Grotto Coffeehouse Los Angeles
Hello Mary Katherine:

I believe the Garret was on Fairfax south of Santa Monica Blvd. (not Melrose) on the west side of the street. The Blue Grotto was on Fairfax on the east side and about a block north of the Garret location. I can try though to post information on the Garret website. However, I think it was a different crowd, older who went to hear established singers at the Garret. The Blue Grotto was just a hang out (no music booked at all) and people (younger crowd) teens and early 20's mostly (a few older ones there)too. Jukebox at the Blue Grotto.

I remember once going to the Garret and it was a totally different scene and crowd. Quite a bit older crowd at the Garret and just really much different environment. Not that it was bad or anything but I felt really out of place there at 15 & 16 years old.
Ran across the street and up the block a bit back to the Blue Grotto.