Fashion, Art, and Culinary talent has come to the most dynamic neighborhood in Los Angeles. Platform is the reimagining of a four acre 1960s Los Angeles auto dealership into a creative collection of eight different spaces connected by meandering gardens. A careful restoration of the existing structures were done while adding several landmark new buildings to the campus. The project opened in Spring 2016 and features a curated mix of the most special and unique chefs merchants, and creative companies from around the world in a one of a kind architectural setting. The flagship Runyon project is an example of the firm’s ability to manage the entire development process including concept, entitlement, development, leasing and management. Los Angeles’ latest retail development is forgoing fast fashion and giant pretzels for açai bowls and tap-backs.
Located in Culver City’s Hayden Tract district, Platform has shaped up to be ground zero for the ‘hood’s already robust wellness scene. Seriously chic New York City fitness fashion brand Aday has also popped up there for a two-month shop/studio engagement, and indie boutique Kilter is slinging technical, design-driven activewear for guys plus a small selection of women’s gear by the likes of Alo and Koral. Wellness is a big part of LA’s lifestyle, and it’ll be an important aspect of anything they do going forward. Although several of Platform’s healthy brands have a presence elsewhere in LA, their spaces there aren’t like anything you’ve seen before. The goal at Platform is that every tenant, whether it’s fitness, fashion, or food, is either exclusive to LA or doing a unique take on their concept. Platform’s just the latest in a series of wellness biz clusters that have been cropping up around town. This strength-in-numbers approach is smart one, a one-stop destination for all of your needs. And the more of those that take shape around town, the better. www.platformla.comTags: Art, Fashion, Health and Wellness, Los Angeles, Platform, Restaurants, Retail, Shopping