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Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand's last stand: Balboa Island icon finally heads to Newport Beach after town goes bananas

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Newport Beach, home of the original frozen banana, will stop getting the cold shoulder from the business that built the Bluths. 

Netflix has decided to take its Arrested Development touring banana stand to Newport Beach on Sunday for one final Season 4 promo stop.

Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry wrote in an email Thursday night that after "some lobbying" Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand will be making its final appearance during the Balboa Island Parade, the Daily Pilot reports.

“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.

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.

You can find the banana stand reconnecting with its roots on Marine Avenue near the Balboa Island fire station from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., though it won't actually be fashioning any frozen bananas. Nearby vendors will be selling them. And, as the Daily Pilot points out, "they'll probably cost less than $10."

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