Rebecca Goodman of the Save the Derby Coalition just emailed to report that The Derby at Los Feliz and Hillhurst received Historic Cultural Monument status following a City Council vote this morning. As anyone in the development community knows, trying to touch one of those monuments is like throwing yourself onto a flaming pit of hot coals.
As you may recall, The Derby had been threatened with demolition by Adler Realty in order to build condos and at one point a Whole Foods. This is great news, of course. Now a whole new generation of ironic t-shirt clad hipsters and annoying scenesters will have a chance to witness a piece of Hollywood history first hand and then diss it for being a bad place to see a concert.
· Angry Derby Crowd Meets Hapless Developers. Hilarity Ensues. [Curbed LA]
· Bulldoze the Derby for this Crap? [Curbed LA]
· Free the Derby! [Curbed LA]