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Algemac's is back... sort of. Former Glendale coffee shop gets its sign

December 4, 2009 | 12:49 pm

Algemac's Coffee Shop in Dec. 2009

Built in 1937, Algemac's Coffee Shop closed in 2006 and was gutted in 2008, but as of this morning, it got its old sign back. Sadly, Algemac's won't be reopening as a coffee shop. It will be a community center, according to Curbed LA.

Located on San Fernando Road at the corner of Glendale Avenue, Algemac's was a staple of Googie architecture, and preservationists fought hard to save it. They weren't entirely successful, but they reached a compromise with developers who agreed to incorporate the original Algemac's facade into the design of the new building. [More pictures after the jump.]

-- Elina Shatkin

  Algemac's Coffee Shop in Dec. 2009

Algemac's Coffee Shop in Dec. 2009

Photos: Rob Takata /For The Times