The City of Beverly Hills and the City of West Hollywood have reached an agreement regarding the property known as the Lions Club Log Cabin, located at 621 N. Robertson Boulevard. The site, which will undoubtedly be simply referred to as the Log Cabin or WeHo Log Cabin moving forward (not to be confused Log Cabin Republicans), will be leased by the City of West Hollywood. The City of Beverly Hills currently owns the space on West Hollywood soil.
The WeHo Log Cabin is home to numerous 12-Step program meetings. The lease means these meetings will continue when it is safe to do so after the Los Angeles County Safer at Home order is lifted and the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us.
According to a WeHo City press release, an agreement was signed this week. The City of West Hollywood will lease the site from Beverly Hills for a period of twelve months and intends to sublease the premises to the West Hollywood Recovery Center, which will hopefully offer a much better space than what currently stands under the Lions Club management.
“We are thrilled to be able to secure this space to safeguard vital recovery services. Tens of thousands of people have been helped by the 12-Step meetings offered at the ‘Log Cabin’ and with the addition of the West Hollywood Recovery Center as the lead nonprofit we can count on another four decades of meetings and community recovery,” said West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “These meetings will remain a vital resource for the West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and greater Los Angeles sober community. The City of West Hollywood has been committed to preserving access to services at this addiction recovery space and this lease agreement with our neighbors in the City of Beverly Hills is a testament to working together to address community needs.”
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with our neighbors in West Hollywood to allow the crucial services at the Log Cabin to continue,” said Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman.
The Lions Club of West Hollywood formerly leased the site, but that agreement is now expired. The City of Beverly Hills provided notice to the Lions Club to vacate the premises by March 31, 2020.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency and Los Angeles County Safer at Home Orders, all meetings have been temporarily suspended at the site due to the need to accommodate social distancing requirements. Community members may check for updates at http://thewhrc.org.