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Celebrity-Favorite Erewhon Market Signs Lease at Hackman’s Culver Steps


The favorite supermarket of celebrities and influencers is coming to Culver City, Calif.

Upscale health store Erewhon Market signed a lease for a 14,258-square-foot outpost at Hackman Capital Partners‘ mixed-use complex The Culver Steps, the developer announced Thursday. 

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Located at 9300 Culver Boulevard, the 120,000-square-foot development sits off Venice Boulevard. The grocer joins beauty retailer Sephora; ice cream store Salt & Straw; and Amazon studios and soundstages, which occupy 80,000 square feet.

The Culver City location will mark Erewhon’s ninth in the L.A. area. It’s scheduled to open by mid-2022.

“Erewhon will be a boon not only to the Culver Steps but the greater downtown area providing another top-notch amenity,” Mike Racine, an executive vice president at Hackman Capital Partners, said in a statement.  

Erewhon Market rivals Whole Foods, and became a fixture among celebrities and influencers during the pandemic when restaurants were shut down. Singer Miley Cyrus, model Kaia Gerber and actress Dakota Johnson, among others, are commonly photographed coming out of the supermarket.

Inside, items don’t come cheap: A carton of 12 eggs costs as much as $8, and fresh green juice $10.  

Hackman Capital Partners, led by Michael Hackman, is one of L.A.’s largest owners of physical studios, with 71 soundstages in its portfolio

Brokers Christine Deschaine and Lee Shapiro of Kennedy Wilson Brokerage represented the landlord. A spokesperson for the brokerage declined to divulge the asking rent and length of the lease. 

Yuval Chiprut, Erewhon’s chief development officer, represented the firm in-house.

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Correction: This story has been corrected since publication to reflect that Erewhon will lease 14,258 square feet, not 4,258 square feet as previously reported. 

Update: This story has been updated since publication to reflect comments from Kennedy Wilson’s spokesperson, the store’s scheduled opening, and Yuval Chiprut’s involvement.