After going under a $100 million redevelopment, The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge will be open beginning June 10.
The Studio City landmark will start with the debut of anchor tenant Erewhon, an L.A.-based grocery chain, known for its extensive selection of organic, healthy, pure, nutrient-rich foods, according to the press release.
It will be the restaurant’s seventh location in the area and first in the San Fernando Valley.
Other notable tenants set to open at The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge this summer include Civil Coffee, Free People Movement, Madison Reed, Myodetox, Roberta’s Pizza, SALT Optics, Tocaya, Tuesday’s Sweet Shoppe, Ushi Ushi, Van Leeuwen, and Vuori. More than a dozen additional tenants reportedly plan to open at the center by year’s end.
Located where Ventura Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon meet in the heart of the Valley, the shopping center hopes to draw studio executives and foodies, wellness-seekers and community-builders, and fashionistas and families, alike.
“Dating back as early as the 1800s and rising to prominence in the 1940s during Hollywood’s Golden Era, Sportsmen’s Lodge was the social center of the Valley,” John Usdan, Chief Executive Officer of property owner Midwood Investment & Development, said in the press release. “With upscale dining and shopping, Mid-century modern architecture and California-friendly landscaping that honor the site, and bespoke amenities and programming, The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge will breathe new life into this beloved site.”
Midwood hired architectural firm Gensler and design studio OLIN for the 90,000 square-foot The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge redevelopment project, which replaced the former meeting and convention space formerly on the property.
“The goal was to create a charming and intimate park-like village of shops, eateries, and wellness offerings buffered from the bustle of Ventura Boulevard,” Architect Rob Jernigan, Co-Managing Principal of Gensler’s Los Angeles office, said in the press release. “While we know the Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge will attract guests from throughout the region, we intentionally designed the project to appeal to, and fit seamlessly within the fabric of the neighborhood.”
The center will also include abundant open-air communal spaces throughout – including the large waterfront “Redwood Deck” – for guests to relax and reconnect over coffee, food, and conversation.
[Correction: an earlier version of this article classified Erewhon as a restaurant. It is a grocery store.]