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Iconic Tail O' The Pup Hot Dog Stand May Finally Get A New Home At The Grove

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Tail O' The Pup (Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection)
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Tail O' The Pup, L.A.'s most iconic hot dog stand that actually resembles a mustard-covered wiener in a bun, might finally get a new home—and it could be at the Grove.

The 17-foot-wide landmark hot dog stand that was made popular by Hollywood films like L.A. Story and Body Double first opened in 1946 and shuttered in 2005. It had been put into storage for the last seven years until recently, when it went on a journey to Nevada to get restored.

With the stand all sparkling and new again, the family of Tail O' The Pup's late founder Eddie Blake told The Hollywood Reporter that it's now up for sale. Bids start at $200,000, and the Grove developer Rick Caruso is apparently already bidding for it. If he wins the bid, maybe it could end up at The Grove or The Americana!

Tail O' The Pup first opened at 300 N. La Cienega Blvd. and it was owned by celebrity dance-team Veloz and Yolanda. Blake bought it from the duo in the 1970s and eventually moved it to 329 N. San Vicente Blvd.

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If you'd like to learn more about this historic (and awesome) hot dog stand, check out this video below from Vintage Los Angeles TV: