Redesigned Studio City stores to Sportsmen’s Lodge set to open in early summer – Daily News

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A new high-end food and retail center that replaced the old Studio City landmark, known as Sportsmen’s Lodge, is slated to open in early summer after a multi-million refurbishment of dollars.

Located at the corner of Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Ventura Boulevard, The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge will become a “welcoming oasis of relaxed luxury” that will appeal to studio executives, foodies and tourists to nearby Universal Studios in Hollywood, say the owners of the Center.

Several tenants, including Civil Coffee, Free People Movement, Madison Reed, Myodetox, Roberta’s Pizza, SALT Optics, Tocaya, Tuesday’s Sweet Shoppe, Ushi Ushi and luxury supermarket chain Erewhon Market have already signed the lease. A dozen more stores are expected to open by the end of the year just in time as shoppers weary of the pandemic are ready to return to stores.

A render of a reimagined Sportsmen’s Lodge (courtesy of Midwood Investment & Development)

Ron Bondy, director of leasing at Midwood Investment & Development, said it was easy to find retailers for the mall in the heart of Studio City.

“This place is quite unique,” ​​he said. “There aren’t a lot of areas in Los Angeles that are really underserved for retail. I think most areas of Los Angeles are probably over-served. It is one of the few places that does not have enough shops and restaurants.

Many retailers sought to open a location in Studio City, he added, but couldn’t find the right location.

  • The under construction The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The space is scheduled to open in early summer. A tenant list includes Erewhon, the Los Angeles-based celebrity-favorite market and cafe. Other tenants 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. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News / SCNG)

  • The under construction The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The space is scheduled to open in early summer. A tenant list includes Erewhon, the Los Angeles-based celebrity-favorite market and cafe. Other tenants 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. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News / SCNG)

  • The under construction The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The space is scheduled to open in early summer. A tenant list includes Erewhon, the Los Angeles-based celebrity-favorite market and cafe. Other tenants 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. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News / SCNG)

  • The under construction The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The space is scheduled to open in early summer. A tenant list includes Erewhon, the Los Angeles-based celebrity-favorite market and cafe. Other tenants 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. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News / SCNG)

  • The under construction The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The space is scheduled to open in early summer. A tenant list includes Erewhon, the Los Angeles-based celebrity-favorite market and cafe. Other tenants 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. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News / SCNG)

Known by various names, Sportsmen’s Lodge began operating in the 1880s, eventually becoming a popular gathering place frequented by studio executives and actors, including Hollywood legends such as Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, and John Wayne.

Until World War II, the area was known as ‘trout lakes’ after the area’s ponds were turned into man-made lakes, becoming an attraction for families from across the region who came to fish from the area. fish cooked at the lodge restaurant.

The latest $ 100 million redevelopment by New York-based Midwood Investment & Development was launched in 2019 by Midwood Investment & Development in conjunction with architectural firm Gensler and design studio OLIN, transforming the 95 000 square feet in stores and retail. space, which replaced the old meeting and convention space.

The company said it worked closely with the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission to preserve the area’s natural foliage and tree canopy and ensure views of the nearby pond, pool and LA River.

Accessible from the Los Angeles River Trail, the plaza will feature outdoor common areas where visitors can sit and sip coffee or lunch. The resort’s waterfront “Redwood Deck” will host tenant and center events.

A render of a reimagined Sportsmen’s Lodge (courtesy of Midwood Investment & Development)


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