By CBSLA Staff

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – Lady Gaga helped kickoff an event Sunday celebrating The Abbey’s 30th birthday.

“West Hollywood has always been a safe zone for our community and I’m glad to add a chapter to make sure that continues,” The Abbey’s founder David Cooley told CBSLA. “The Abbey is also a safe zone. I’ve met some of the most interesting people in the world here at The Abbey.”

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MAY 23: Lady Gaga poses on the “Born This Way Day” painted crosswalk on Robertson Boulevard at The Abbey as Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath and Lady Gaga declare “Born This Way Day” in the city of West Hollywood in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Lady Gaga’s album “Born This Way” on May 23, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for LG)

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Cooley said The Abbey has opened and closed four times over the past year because of the pandemic and he questioned whether or not the iconic West Hollywood institution would survive to see 30 years in the community.

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