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“Arrested Development” fans seeking out the replica of the famous banana stand that’s touring the country can see pictures of it in Times Square, at Yankee Stadium and the Tower Bridge in London. But the town that plays host to the stand in the comedy series? Maybe not.

A spokeswoman for Netflix, which is releasing new episodes of the show on May 26, told The Times' Michael Miller on Friday that the company has no immediate plans to bring the stand to Newport Beach. Newport is not only home to the fictional stand, but it’s believed to have had the first frozen banana stand in the 1940s.

Newport resident Krupali Tejura launched a petition on Change.org on Tuesday asking “that the Banana Stand be brought back to the place where the family saga began.” More than 300 people have signed it.

The Netflix spokeswoman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, noted that the tour schedule is not final.

The show has been posting about the “#ADWorldTour” on its Twitter account with pictures and announcements about where the stand (and the stair car that visited The Grove on Friday) will be. We’ll be tracking down the banana stand when it comes to L.A., whether it makes it to Newport or not.

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