How does that work ? ? ?
As we all know Cooley founded the Abbey on his own & decades later formed a business partnership with SBE. The Abbey doesn't own the land she sits on so she's always had to pay rent to the property owner. The only difference now is that David Cooley is the new property owner & the Abbey's rent will now be paid to him.
At the end of the day this is great news! If the Abbey's lease ever expired the Landlord could replace them with another tenant, despite all of the building's history & improvements. This is a great day for the LGBT history books & a great day for West Hollywood!! The Abbey is officially a "secured gay landmark"!!