Erewhon to Open a Glendale Store

Erewhon to Open a Glendale Store

Los Angeles’ beloved grocery darling Erewhon is expanding. The outlet purchased a 24,000-square-foot building in Glendale for $12.4 million earlier this year and recently announced plans to open its newest storefront.

Glendale marks the 11th location for Erewhon, which is widely recognized for its hefty price tags, including the likes of its latest $23 peaches and cream smoothie collaboration with supermodel Kendall Jenner.

The property, located at 520 N. Glendale Ave., was previously home to Virgil’s Hardware Home Center, which has been vacant since 2021. The Erewhon development team worked closely with Glendale’s economic development division throughout the site selection process. It was drawn to the particular site for its historic roots and strategic position in the San Fernando Valley, according to Erewhon leadership.

“Coming to Glendale is a key step in Erewhon’s mission to improve nutrition and make a lasting impact on the food system in Southern California,” Tony Antoci, chief executive of Erewhon, said in a statement. “We can’t wait to rejuvenate an iconic community landmark and contribute to the distinct fabric of Glendale.”

“Erewhon is proud to be occupying this historic site, which brings back so many memories for local residents,” his wife and president of the company, Josephine Antoci, added. “Each of our markets has a unique identity based on the history and community of the neighborhood, and it will be amazing to watch that take shape in Glendale.”

The vacant building will be redeveloped and open in about 18 months. It will be mostly occupied by Erewhon, which plans to utilize 18,000 square feet of space itself and lease the remaining square footage to complementary tenants.

This is not the first time Erewhon will be wearing the landlord hat. The Antoci pair opened the store’s  Pasadena location last year, assuming the ground floor of a 45,000-square-foot converted department store and renting out the upstairs space to two tenants – app-enabled childcare center Brella and integrated women’s health care clinic Tia – in an attempt to create a mixed-use retail destination.

Other Erewhon locations include Venice, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Studio City, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Fairfax, Pacific Palisades and Century City.

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