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by Rebgoodman
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 59108

Sale of business listing from BizBen - The Derby?

Profile: Famous Hollywood Nightclub W/Live Entertainment And Full Liquor. Ad/Listing Information Contact Information Status: Available State: California Location: Los Angeles Area: Los Angeles County Area County: Los Angeles City: Los Angeles Primary Category: Restaurant Related Seller Or Contact: R...
by Rebgoodman
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 59108

Derby nightclub may close - landlord/tenant dispute

Beat on the street (or shall I say dancefloor) is that the Derby nightclub may be closing. I know that there has been an ongoing landlord tenant dispute between the Derby club owner (Leasee) and the landowner (Leasor). Plus, sadly, there was a purported shooting last week during a hip hop event (sti...
by Rebgoodman
Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Trader Vic's to be demolished?
Replies: 80
Views: 44271

Really?

How strange ... After we landmarked the Derby, Trader Vic's seemed the obvious next choice for attention. I inquired directly with some in the preservation community about Trader Vic's to see how we could best protect the venerable home of Mai Tai's and good times. But, I was safely (and one might s...
by Rebgoodman
Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Trader Vic's to be demolished?
Replies: 80
Views: 44271

"behind the scenes" or "out in front"?

Now here is one to ponder ... or, better yet, take action on ... Last I heard from some key upstanding members of ModCom, this issue was under control and being handled - - behind the scenes - - quite effectively, thank you. Personally, it would seem to me that a grand tiki location like Trader Vic'...
by Rebgoodman
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - URGENT Derby Landmark Landmark 3-16
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Los Angeles, CA - URGENT Derby Landmark Landmark 3-16

URGENT CALL TO ALL DERBY FANS: ON THURSDAY MARCH 16TH, THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING AT CITY HALL TO DECIDE WHETHER THE DERBY SHOULD BE MADE AN OFFICIAL CITY LANDMARK. WE NEED YOUR HELP! ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING WHAT: Public Hearing - Nomination to make The Derby a City Landmark WHEN: Thursday Ma...
by Rebgoodman
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 59108

URGENT: Public Hearing 3/16 to make Derby a Landmark

URGENT CALL TO ALL DERBY FANS: ON THURSDAY MARCH 16TH, THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING AT CITY HALL TO DECIDE WHETHER THE DERBY SHOULD BE MADE AN OFFICIAL CITY LANDMARK. WE NEED YOUR HELP! ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING WHAT: Public Hearing - Nomination to make The Derby a City Landmark WHEN: Thursday Ma...
by Rebgoodman
Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 59108

Derby Landmark Nomination Moves Forward

The Cultural Heritage Commission has changed its mind and decided to consider the nomination to make the Derby an official City Landmark!! We are one step closer thanks to the amazing work of Marcello Vavala, Jay Platt, Adriene Biondo and the Los Angeles Conservancy who prepared the nomination. Plus...
by Rebgoodman
Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: L.A. Modcom Meeting locations
Replies: 107
Views: 71818

meeting locations

Here's a few more that I remember:

LA River Center (former Lawry's)
Lincoln Heights Jail (although I missed that one)
by Rebgoodman
Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 59108

Update (12/23/05) - new website, planning meeting, BBVD etc.

Save the Derby has a new website: http://www.savethederby.org It's chock full of information, photos and links. Learn the history of the Derby. Watch a video podcast of 500+ Derby fans and supporters facing off against the Developer at the Town Hall Meeting, Get tips on writing to councilman LaBong...
by Rebgoodman
Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: SAVE THE DERBY - Ongoing Opportunities for Support
Replies: 6
Views: 5204

Roaring Cheers for Derby at Town Hall Meeting.

The Town Hall Meeting on Nov 10th was a success by any measure ... unless, of course, you are a developer wanting to bulldoze history in favor of a massive condo complex! Sometimes the facts just speak for themselves: 1/ The turnout was a staggering 500+ and standing room only. 2/ There is overwhel...
by Rebgoodman
Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 59108

Roaring Cheers for the Derby at Town Hall Meeting

The Town Hall Meeting on Nov 10th was a success by any measure ... unless, of course, you are a developer wanting to bulldoze history in favor of a massive condo complex! Sometimes the facts just speak for themselves: 1/ The turnout was a staggering 500+ and standing room only. 2/ There is overwhel...
by Rebgoodman
Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 59108

The Petition

Please sign our online petition to Save the Derby

http://www.ethical-business.com/?sect=detail&pet=2096



(The issue is hot ... but is the link?)
by Rebgoodman
Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 59108

4500 Los Feliz Subcommittee mtg

Went to the subcommittee mtg last night. Owner Richard Gable himself was there with his consultant John Lee. The subcommittee is planning a town hall meeting for some time in Nov/Dec for the community and the developer to interact. Possible venue locations were discussed. Also the subcommittee is go...
by Rebgoodman
Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 59108

See for yourself: developer's plans

See for yourself what the developer has in mind as a replacement to our beloved Brown Derby. The drawings (of luxury condos and retail space) which the developer gave to the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council (GGPNC) are online: Cut-and-paste this url into your browser http://www.ggpnc.org/g...
by Rebgoodman
Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 59108

UPDATE: GGPNC Meeting Last Week

At the board mtg of the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council on Tuesday 8/16: The Board concurred with the Committee's decision to form a subcommittee to deal specifically with the Derby issue (4500 Los Feliz). Also, it was reported that the Committee did ask the owner/developer for a copy of ...
by Rebgoodman
Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 59108

UPDATE: GGPNC Meeting Last Week

Last week (Tuesday 8/9/05) the Land Use, Zoning and Preservation Committee of The Greater Griffth Park Neighborhood Council ("GGPNC") met and, of course the Derby Project was on their agenda. There were no representatives present for the developer/owner. John English, Greg Iriat and Myself were pres...
by Rebgoodman
Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 59108

Don't forget to check the thread about upcoming meetings under the Lotta Living Events Forum:
http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic ... 2919#22919
by Rebgoodman
Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: SAVE THE DERBY - Ongoing Opportunities for Support
Replies: 6
Views: 5204

TOWN HALL MEETING - SAVE THE DERBY!

DERBY TOWN HALL MEETING (sponsored by the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council) WHEN: Thursday Nov. 10th at 7 pm WHERE : Multi-purpose Bldg. Our Mother of Good Counsel Church 2071 Dracena St. (behind church, which faces Vermont & Ambrose) - - just a few blocks from The Derby MEETING FORMA...
by Rebgoodman
Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:13 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Bomb shelters in LA?
Replies: 20
Views: 8190

Santa Monica Library

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