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, November 09, 2005

Council Meeting Decides Tomorrow On Fate of The Derby!

Time Is Running Out!

Save the Derby Meeting ...

On Thursday, November 10, 2005, the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council (GGPNC) is sponsoring a public forum to discuss the proposed development of the historic Brown Derby Restaurant building at 4500 Los Feliz Boulevard in Hollywood. The structure, currently occupied by The Derby and Louise's Trattoria restaurant, is threatened with demolition to make room for the construction of 80 new condominium units and commercial retail space. The general public is invited to attend.

When: Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 7 p.m.

Where: Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, Multipurpose Building, at 2071 Dracena Drive (one block east of Vermont & Ambrose)

The GGPNC has invited all sides to this forum, and invites participants to ask questions and voice concerns. Because of the importance of any development of this prominent site, the GGPNC has expressed that it is committed to involving the neighborhood at this early stage in the project and serving as a vehicle allowing the property's owner/developer and city officials to hear comments from the broadest spectrum of our community.
For more information on the historic Brown Derby Restaurant, its demolition, and the proposed development project, be sure to visit the Save the Derby Blog at and the Save the Derby website at On the GGPNC website, one can also find links to a number of project related documents, including the developer's master land use permit application, environmental assessment form, and concept design drawings.
See past coverage of this issue at in the PreserveLA Archives and at:

Also this just in.... beep beep beep!

The Save the Derby Coalition is looking for volunteers to meet @ 8pm 11/09/05 (tonight) in front of The Derby for a blitzkrieg flyer campaign to canvas the neighborhood! A great opportunity for those who have not been able to show their support yet. For questions email Rebecca Goodman at

Thats it for now folks.. we will keep you up to date with the latest happenings!


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