Quite the story behind this one. The Coco Tree was opened by Carl Laemmle, the movie exec, and was designed by Richard Neutra, International Style master (and namesake of the popular font, of course.) Long-time patrons to lileks.com will recognize its subsequent incarnation here.

A fuller accounting of the site’s evolution can be found here. A 1939 renovation into the Pig 'n' Whistle chain removed all of Neutra's work. The site went up in flames in 2008.