Tail O' the Pup, the landmark L.A. hot dog stand, still homeless
Trouble is, Tail O' the Pup owner Dennis Blake doesn't have a place to roll it to.
The landmark hot dog stand that resembles a mustard-slathered wienie-in-a-bun -- featured in movies and music videos and considered an important piece of L.A. architecture -- has sat on wheels and been covered with a tarp in a Torrance warehouse since being evicted five years ago from its longtime home.
Blake badly wants to return the Pup to its chowhound followers. But he can't find a spot to put the tiny hot-dog house.
Crafted from chicken wire and stucco, the stand measures 17 feet from wienie tip to tip. It sits between a shiny aluminum travel trailer and a fiberglass-hulled boat at the Wesco Self-Storage Center on Normandie Avenue.
"The dog itself doesn't need a lot of work. We'd just have to build a kitchen and attach it to the back of it," he said.Read the full story here
Photo: Pup in its heyday, operating in West Hollywood. L.A. Times file.