NEWS & PRESS
NEWS & PRESS
Erewhon, the natural foods store known for its tonic bar, organic produce and pressed juices, has inked a lease for a 9.5k sf store at 900 South Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles. The market will be Erewhon’s fifth store in California, with other stores located in Beverly Hills, Venice, Calabasas and a recently announced location coming to Santa Monica. Terms of the lease were not disclosed.
As mentioned in a previous article a few days ago on RENTV, Markwood is moving forward with an adaptive reuse development plan for the 200k sf parking structure, consisting of nine stories – six floors above grade and three floors below-grade. As one of the city’s oldest parking structures, 9th & Hill is at the center of the downtown revitalization efforts given its location in the Historic Core District and its designation as a historical cultural monument. The property currently consists of 10k sf of ground floor retail and 400 parking spaces.
The nine-story structure at Ninth and Hill was constructed in 1927 and designed by local firm Beelman & Curlett, the architect behind Park Plaza Hotel in Westlake and the nearby Garfield Building. It has four levels above ground, and another four underground.
It was particularly built for customers of May Department Store located at Eight and Hill, where the Broadway Trade Center now stands. It has around 200,000 sq.ft. of floor area, which delivered 400 parking spaces.
Erewhon Market will open its fifth natural food store at 900 South Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles.
The 9,500-square-foot store will be on the ground level of a historic building owned by Beverly Hills-based developer Markwood Enterprises.
Erewhon at 9th & Hill will feature a fully integrated tonic, juice and coffee bar, pizza oven, hot and cold cases, a wide selection of organic, vegan and raw foods, and more.
“We’re thrilled to be coming to a unique site in downtown LA where the historical landscape of the building blends perfectly with the nature of Erewhon, which has been a pioneer in the health food world since the 1960s,” said Tony Antoci, CEO of Erewhon Market.