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Organic Erewhon Market Looking to Open at One Santa Fe in Downtown LA Arts District

Rumors have it that organic market Erewhon will be opening at the One Santa Fe project in the Arts District (Photo: Michael Maltzan Architects)

Rumors have it that organic market Erewhon will be opening at the One Santa Fe project in the Arts District when the mixed-use project is completed late next year (Photo: Michael Maltzan Architecture)

One of the largest projects under construction right now in Downtown LA is the massive quarter-mile long One Santa Fe mixed-use project in the burgeoning Arts District, designed by Michael Maltzan. When completed late next year, One Santa Fe will add 438 apartments for rent and 79,000 square feet of commercial space (office, retail, and a 99-seat community theater). As to be expected with a growing residential population, grocery stores are all the rage in Downtown LA, so the developer of One Santa Fe was smart to allocate 15,000 square feet for just that purpose. But what kind of grocery store will it be?

Several independent sources have informed me that Erewhon Market — the health-conscious organic market on Beverly Blvd by The Grove — is in negotiations to lease the 15,000 square foot space (the red arrow in the rendering points to where the market will be at One Santa Fe).

Some readers may remember that back in Feb 2012, the new owner of Erewhon Market, Tony Antoci, who purchased the market in 2011, was looking to open in Silver Lake at the “Natural Minds Beauty Salon” space at 3607 W Sunset Blvd, but lost out to Yummy.com market, which is now open. Even so, Antoci did express that the 6,500 square foot space was a lot smaller than the ideal “13,000 square foot” size he’d prefer. So it makes perfect sense that Antoci would be interested in the One Santa Fe space given the larger size and ideal demographics of the neighborhood who are likely to shop for organic groceries.

If Erewhon Market does end up opening at One Santa Fe, I wouldn’t be surprised if the market includes a cafe and tonic bar, which Antoci had planned to do at the Silver Lake location. Of course, nothing is set in stone until the lease is signed, so time will tell.

The concrete columns mark the location of the future 15,000 square foot grocery store at One Santa Fe

The concrete columns mark the location of the future 15,000 square foot grocery store at One Santa Fe

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10 Comments

  1. brudy says

    This would be unbelievably amazing. I love Erewhon.

  2. sebastian says

    My only concern about this whole project is, it will not face the river, which kills any future possible plans of having a river park.

  3. Alanis Morisette says

    I’d be happy with a Sprouts…

  4. DTdweller says

    OMG this is the best news EVER!!! Erewhon is a one-of-a-kind store and I regularly drive to their Beverly Blvd location from downtown. They have been upgrading and remodeling the main store, and it leaves Whole Foods in the dust. It’s not cheap, but they offer a KCRW discount and they don’t sell anything with chemicals/junk – I really trust them. Their prepared foods and salad bar are off the charts good. I hope this is more than a rumor!

  5. anna-marie says

    WAYYYYYYY better than Whole Foods!!! I feel healthier just walking in there!

  6. Abe says

    What I don’t like about the Los Angeles erewhon on Beverly is the hyper suspicion they seem to give me and all the other shoppers. They need to relax and stop treating everyone like a shoplifter. They have so many cameras in there and employees running around eyeing me suspiciously that it makes me never want to go in there again.

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