This citizen Blog is dedicated to allowing the Los Feliz Community to voice their opinions regarding Saving one of Los Angeles Last Remaining Old Hollywod Landmarks. The historic "Derby" Building is the last of the remaining Brown Derby's and is set to be demolished!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Save the Derby! Lets hear your voice at the Town Meeting!

Attention Everyone!

The Neighborhood Meeting for the proposed Development of "Hillhurst Square" / Demolition of "The Derby" is set.

Date: October 26th

Time 7pm

Location: The Los Feliz Community Police Center,
1965 Hillhurst Ave., 2nd Floor of Citibank Building

''I'm not sure how we would incorporate the Derby. That would be a challenge we would have to look at. That wasn't our original plan.''
Adler Vice President Richard Gable
Published: August 30, 2005

As some of you might know by now the property for The Derby has some new owers and they are planning to build a 5 story, 80 condominum complex with retail stores! There are no plans to integrate the Derby, instead the plan is to Bulldoze over one of the few remaining landmarks of Los Angeles!
Its a shame that Expensive "Luxury" condos and generic chain stores will replace one of the few historic Los Angles landmarks. Not only will it take away the Los Feliz's charm that we love but this "Monster Building" could add to the already congested traffic, tear down Majestic Pine trees (a rare find in LA), and turn the area into a generic strip mall! If you love the Derby and the surrounding area show up and make your voice heard this effects you!

Let them know what you think ! Ask if they can at the very least incorporate The Derby into their plans.

They can be emailed at Adler Realty


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4:16 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

I guess Swing really is dead. I hope they don't demolish the Derby, I really like going there.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Idea! We have to do all we can to stop them from Demolishing The Derby!

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Tracy of Commonwealth said...

I grew up in Los Feliz, have a deep and lasting love and affection for the area, my hometown. My father, during the Second World War, worked as a soda jerk when it was a drive up restaurant. I do not wish to see the distruction of The Derby, but my desires must take a second place to the rights of the property owners. It is wrong to force owners to alter their plans and economic interests because of our sentimental feelings. I have no problem with an effort to convince them that it is in their self interest to keep the structure, but coercion via the government or threats violates the freedom that made The Derby the success it has been for all these years.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Roy Rogers Oldenkamp said...

The Derby is one of tthe last great vestiges of the Golden Era of Hollywood, and it is extremely urgent that we try and save it.
This city is looking more like exurban Atlanta every day. Let's keep our unique heritage alive so that future generations may understand our past.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Rob Wilson said...

I love this place. It's quintessential los angeles. Continued destruction of our city buildings ruins ambiance and culture. Keep the history of this city!

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Derby the success it has been for all these years.
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10:50 PM  

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