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Lawyers say a settlement has been reached to allow Joe Patten, known as the "Phantom of the Fox," to live out the rest of his days in his Fox Theatre apartment.
Joe Patten, known as the "Phantom of the Fox," can stay in his apartment while he and a group that runs Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre work on an agreement, a judge said Wednesday.
Joe Patten, 83, occupies a spacious dwelling nestled beneath the Fox Theatre's onion-shaped dome. Earlier this month his lawyer sued the nonprofit organization that runs the Fox, saying the trustees of Atlanta Landmarks are trying to unfairly evict him.
Behind the faux Moorish splendor of Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre lives the "Phantom of the Fox" _ a beloved local figure who twice helped save the landmark from destruction and now is battling to stay in the place where he has lived for more than 30 years.