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Food Town, U.S.A. has a hot new restaurant and bar, the Blue Cow Kitchen. Hollywood Reporter calls it a sit-down, chef-driven flagship restaurant opened by Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen, the partners behind the local chain of fast-casual Mendocino Farms artisanal sandwich shops. In keeping with the industrial vibe of downtown L.A. the folks at Blue Cow Kitchen called on us to create this “Eat Happy” sign and we’re honored to have contributed to the look of this space. Visit the Blue Cow Kitchen at 350 S. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.621.2249, bluecowkitchen.com.
While REHAB has a large selection of vintage channel letters, they are hard to find. For the Blue Cow Kitchen project, we fabricated these using steel sheet metal. We then did all of the electrical work to create the final product. For more info call: (323) 935-8438.
This recognizable sign from the legendary club was designed in homage to early Hollywood and has a timeless elegance, as did the club.
With a rich history, The Los Feliz building that housed The Derby has been a part of the Los Angeles landscape for as far back as 1928–first as Willard’s Chicken Inn Restaurant. In the 40′s under the ownership of Los Feliz film pioneer, Cecil B. DeMill, it was redesigned as Los Angeles’ fourth Brown Derby. During the 70′s and 80′s, the building was occupied by a steakhouse restaurant called Michael’s of Los Feliz, and in 1992 it became The Derby for which this sign was designed and of Swingers fame.
Featured prominently in the movie, through the ’90′s the club was firmly established as the hippest place on Los Angeles’ East Side. Many nights, the lines of clubgoers extended down the block, and the bands played to standing room only crowds. Declared to be the “hippest nightclub in America” by Playboy Magazine, The Derby was the first contemporary club in LA to book live swing bands on a regular basis and is considered by many to be a major “flash point” for Swing Revival.
Though The Derby was was granted City Historical Cultural Monument status in 2006 after a Save the Derby campaign, the club ultimately closed in 2009, leaving behind this relic of Hollywood proportions. For purchasing information or inquiries call 800.668.1020.