By Jill Cowan
11:15 AM EDT, May 31, 2013
Orange County fans of "Arrested Development" should be pleased to hear that Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand will visit Balboa Island this weekend, Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry says.
After some lobbying to bring the banana stand through Newport Beach — hometown of the fictional Bluth clan — the tour promoting the TV show’s new season will make its final stop Sunday on Marine Avenue near the Balboa Island fire station.
“We are very pleased to welcome the Bluth banana stand and the Netflix Arrested Development team to Newport Beach, the home of frozen bananas,” Curry wrote Thursday night in an email.
Fans can say “Annyong” to the cash-lined confection kiosk from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., according to the Daily Pilot.
Earlier this month, a Netflix spokeswoman had said that there were no plans to bring the tour to Newport, despite the show’s close ties to Orange County and an outcry in the community.
But Curry wrote that he received a call from a Netflix representative Monday, taking him up on an offer he made on public radio last week to welcome the banana stand if it swung by.
Netflix released the highly anticipated Season 4 for streaming at midnight Sunday.
Although the Bluth stand won't be peddling any actual frozen bananas, visitors can buy them at one of the several old-fashioned banana stands nearby. They'll probably cost less than $10.
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