We have great news to report: The Fonda Theatre has reached a deal with MetLife and Trammell Crow -- the developers of the apartment building set to be built in the parking lot to the east of the theatre. The deal preserves The Fonda’s right of access and allows The Fonda to move forward with bright prospects for its future.

We want to thank each and every one of you who wrote letters of support, signed the petition, attended the Friends of the Fonda event at the theatre, or who acted in other ways to show your support. We are especially grateful to the three Hollywood neighborhood associations who helped us and to Hollywood Heritage. What terrific organizations! We couldn’t have done it without you, and we deeply appreciate your efforts.

You may have received a notice earlier today asking you to show up at the City Council PLUM hearing on Tuesday afternoon or to write additional letters. Those actions are no longer necessary or helpful, and we request that instead you join us in extending our support for the cooperation between The Fonda and the new development next door.

We also extend our thanks to City Council Member Mitch O’Farrell and District 13 Planning Director Craig Bullock for their diligent efforts in helping us to achieve this result.

Finally, we wish to thank the people at MetLife and Trammell Crow for their willingness to grant an easement that we believe will be a “win-win-win” for them, for The Fonda, and for the entire music-loving community in Southern California.

Thanks again to everyone. Please raise your glass and join us in celebrating this terrific result!