The City of Beverly Hills and the City of West Hollywood have reached an agreement regarding the property located at 621 N. Robertson Boulevard. Known as the “Log Cabin,” the property is located within the city limits of West Hollywood. However, it is owned by the City of Beverly Hills.
The agreement signed this week provides that West Hollywood will lease the site from Beverly Hills for the period of one year. West Hollywood plans to sublease the property to the West Hollywood Recovery Center, for continued operation of addiction recovery services.
The Log Cabin has served as a long-time beacon of recovery for those from every walk of life struggling with addiction. The Lions Club of West Hollywood formerly leased the site, but that agreement has expired. Earlier this year, the City of Beverly Hills provided notice to the Lions Club to vacate the premises by March 31. The news that recovery services would be disrupted was met with outcries from the sober community. Some well-known celebrities even announced a willingness to purchase the property.
“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.”
Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman noted, “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. We sincerely appreciate the work of the Lions Club over many years to support community organizations and provide valuable meeting space.”
At the present time, all meetings have been temporarily suspended at the site due to the COVID-19 health emergency and Los Angeles County Safer at Home Orders. Updates will be posted on http://thewhrc.org.