House of Blues -- Dan Akroyd is facing resistance trying to bring the franchise to West Hollywood

By Iain Blair
January 08, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

Dan Aykroyd‘s attempt to extend his House of Blues franchise to West Hollywood has some locals singing them. Area residents, who include Chaplin‘s Robert Downey Jr., say that Aykroyd’s planned three-story club will only bring more traffic, crowds, and chaos to the corner of Sunset and Laurel. ”We’re trying to make everyone happy,” says Aykroyd, ”which is a little tough.” But as he notes, ”We’ve got a 30-year lease.”