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Apr 6, 2009 09:43 AM

Coral Tree - Brentwood: Closed

Noticed last night that the Brentwood Coral Tree was closed due to a fire (or at least that's what the sign in their window said). Also the old Hamburger Hamlet location across the street sits there looking more and more forlorn by the day.

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  1. Suzanne Goin is opening Tavern in the Hamburger Hamlet space,

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    1. re: lizziee

      Had not seen any recent reports so thanks for the link.

    2. didn't that Coral Tree fire happen a long time ago? i feel like i read about it here on CH quite a while back...

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        You could be right. I did a quick search before posting but didn't see it mentioned and also looked on Eater LA.

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          yep, coral tree has been closed since september 2008 due to a fire. not sure why it is taking them so long to get back up and running.

          1. re: wilafur

            I did finally find one brief mention of the closing from Dec. 24 of 2008 by NavyStreet here:


        2. Absolutely nothing forlorn about the old Hamlet, the new Tavern is opening within a couple weeks - the place has been completely overhauled. Construction (inside and out, with new placement of front doors now on San Vicente) has been non-stop.

          Coral Tree has been closed due to fire for some time, but they say they are reopening soon.

          1. I see job postings for the Goin joint on craigslist, so they're definitely opening soon.

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            1. re: jaykayen

              Walked by the Goin restaurant (Tavern) yesterday and peeked inside. They don't even look close to opening. My guess is that they won't be open before June. Coral Tree's reopening appears imminent.