November 30 1942 / Investigators sifted through the ruins after the fire. One of the largest night clubs in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove had three rooms, the night club on the street floor; the Melody Lounge in the basement and the Cocoanut Grove Lounge and cocktail bar which was a new addition which had opened just the previous week with an entrance on Broadway. The main entrance to the Grove was on Piedmont Street. Although the license was for 460 persons, it is estimated that over 1000 persons were there the night of the fire.