We last checked in with One Santa Fe about 6 months ago when it was still a big construction site and it’s so exciting to see something this huge and game-changing coming to fruition. Designed by renowned architect Michael Maltzan, the massive 438-unit Arts District project (a quarter of a mile long) is already filling up with new residents and signing new leases with unique and exciting shops and eateries. Dubbed “The Yards at One Santa Fe” (a reference to Metro’s train maintenance yard next door), the retail center on the ground floor is preparing to launch one of the most exciting indie retail concepts in all of Los Angeles that’ll give cross-town Abbot Kinney a run for its money. Three more new additions have just signed on: LA’s Wittmore, SF’s Voyager Shop, and a new Asian eatery called BOL, all expected to open in the first quarter of 2015.
Both Wittmore and Voyager Shop are unique one-of-a-kind stores joining The Yards’ impressive roster. Wittmore currently has a store on West Third Street near Beverly Center offering modern and approachable menswear including accessories and grooming products. The new store will be about 1,000 square feet and carry 30 brands including: Levi’s Vintage Clothing, Officine Generale, Universal Works, M.Nii, Creep by Hiroshi Awai, Stanley & Sons, Giles & Brother, and Robert Siegel Ceramics.
The other retail concept comes to The Yards from the Mission District in San Francisco. The Voyager Shop (first reported on Racked LA) will be opening a 1,200 square foot lifestyle boutique combining two other retail shops: Austin’s Spartan (focusing on housewares and day-to-day essentials) and San Francisco’s Revolver (focusing on clothing for men and women).
The third one to be added to The Yards will be a brand new Asian-inspired eatery called BOL started by former COO of Border Grill, Andrea Uyeda. The new restaurant will have an “affordable menu with locally sourced ingredients.” The 1,500 square foot space with a glass-enclosed bar and dining area will also have another 1,200 square feet of outdoor patio space in the courtyard.
The Yards will consist of 25 unique shops, restaurants, and a community art space. The current directory includes: GROW market from Manhattan Beach that will be the anchor; Cafe Gratitude that’s slated to become a dining destination; high end skin care and apothecary line Malin + Goetz; and New York’s Van Leeuwen Ice Cream famous for their made-from-scratch recipes.
Hats off to David Fishbein with the Runyon Group for hand-picking all these awesome concepts!