After more than four years of construction, developers Lowe, Rockwood capital & AECOM-Canyon Partners have completed the final component of the $350-million Ivy Station complex in Culver City. Earlier this month, Lowe marked the opening of The Shay, a 148-room boutique hotel that is operated by Hyatt through its Destination Hotel brand.
Three mid-rise buildings will feature 200 apartments, a 148-room hotel, and 240,000 square feet of office space - which has been entirely leased by HBO. There is also 50,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the ground-floor and two acres of outdoor gathering space.
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In preparation of its upcoming tasting room at Ivy Station, La Ale Works is proud to announce its "Meet me at Ivy Station" (Juicy IPA, 7.5%) is now available! A MASSIVE dry hop of Vic Secret, Cashmere and Sabro lead you to tropical notes of passionfruit, coconut and pithy citrus. A light, creamy body makes this an easy drinker, day or night.
They had a blast working with Culver City based artist @kaseyjonesink on this homage to Culver City. She buried all sorts of hidden treasures, new and old.
To purchase your own, please visit LaAleworks.
Apple announced plans Friday for a 500,000-square-foot office facility in Culver City that will serve as a regional headquarters for the tech giant's local operations, which include Apple TV+ and Apple Music.
The complex will consist of two buildings connected by a shared wall, actually straddling Culver City and Los Angeles, at National and Venice boulevards, adjacent the Metro Expo Line's Culver City Station. Apple established operations in Culver City in 2014, and currently has more than 1,500 employees in the area, according to the company.
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The Culver City Arts District and Arts District Residents Association are proud to present this year's rockin' Art Walk & Roll Festival on Saturday, October 9th from 11 AM to 6 PM. Events will take place throughout Culver City Arts District, including a street closure between Hutchinson Avenue and La Cienega Avenue along Washington Boulevard.
The Festival will feature live music, eclectic food, children's activities and more!
For more information about Art Walk & Roll Festival, click here.
Chicago's much-beloved neighborhood restaurant, Etta, from the team behind Maple & Ash steakhouse, has expanded to LA with a brand-new location within Culver City's Ivy Station. Now open for dinner, the Italian and Mediterranean-inflected newcomer occupies a corner space within the upcoming hotel, The Shay.
For more information about Etta, here
Nancy Silverton's Pizzette is inside the gorgeous 1929-era building, as are a number of other prominent vendors from around Los Angeles.
Citizen Public Market opens next Wednesday, November 18, keeping daily hours for grab and go service and on-site outdoor dining from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., though individual vendor hours may vary slightly.
For more information about Pizzette and other vendors, please click here.
Traffic Lane Closures:
Week of 10/26-11/01
**No upcoming lane closures scheduled for week of 10/26-11/01**
For any questions or concerns about the project or its construction, please contact Bernards at 800-219-9113 (hotline is open 24/7).
Local craft beer company LA Ale Works will help to anchor the massive retail portion of Culver City's upcoming Ivy Station development. The property will soon be home to HBO's new headquarters along with 50,000 square feet of transit-adjacent ground floor retail and restaurant space.
To read more about the recently-announced retail tenants, click here.
The Ivy Station development team revealed details for The Shay, a new six-story, 148-room boutique hotel that is a pivotal component of Ivy Station, the 500,000 square foot mixed-use development currently under construction in Culver City, Calif., adjacent to the Los Angeles Metro Expo Line station. The Shay, thoughtfully tailored to the creative residents and guests of Culver City, a thriving hub of arts, entertainment and technology, will be operated by Hyatt within the premium Destination Hotels brand, a collection of distinct, independently branded hotels, resorts and residences. To read more, download the press release - The Shay Ivy Station FINAL.pdf
This week's LA Times review by co-critic Bill Addison centers around Culver City, the once again hot dining destination that is shaping up to be a big restaurant player for the greater Westside. More specifically, Addison heads into Josef Centeno's colorful corner restaurant Amacita for some Tex-Mex classics that come by way of California. Click here to read his review.
The quirkily-shaped shop, located a building over from the main Platform development and beneath the large parking garage, features a retail section for takeaway pastries and breads as well as a large, inviting dining room inside. There's a large open patio that abuts the sidewalk as well, just like with the former tenant. For more information click here.
Josef Centeno, who opened Bacoshop at this prime corner location in Downtown Culver City, has transformed the space into Amacita, a more modern California take on his popular Tex-Mex restaurant Bar Ama in Downtown LA. Opening tomorrow evening with a reasonably priced menu of Tex-Mex classics, Centeno is taking cues from his San Antonio heritage but adapting flavors to LA. For more information, click here.
Nancy Silverton is opening her first new restaurant in six years, bringing a fast-casual Italian spot called Pizzette to Culver City this fall. It will be located in the under-construction Citizen Public Market food hall on Culver Boulevard. For more details, click here.
The Ivy Station development team of Lowe, AECOM-Canyon Partners and Rockwood Capital announced today that it has executed a long-term lease with HBO for the entire 240,000-square-foot office building at Ivy Station. HBO Ivy Station Press Release.pdf
Downtown Culver City's fortunes continue to change with news today of a mellow new neighbor called Wildchild landing later this year. Not to be confused with Culver City's existing WildCraft restaurant, Wildchild will offer a more cross-cultural, shared plates kind of perspective for evening diners, along with lots of open-air architecture and a full slate of cocktails. To find out more, click here.
Opening its doors at Culver City's Platform is Margot, the new rooftop restaurant has a seasoned crew of vets including Norah's chef Michael Williams, bar director David Kupchinsky, general manager John Snowden, and IB Hospitality founder, Rohan Talwar. For more information, click here.
Ms. Chi opened in the former Hanjip space in Downtown Culver City with all day modern Chinese fare that will help redefine Chinese cuisine for Angelenos, starting with breakfast. For more information, click here.
Greater Los Angeles's pizza moment continues with the surprise weekend opening of Roberta's at the Platform project in Culver City.
This West Coast Roberta's carries much the same menu as the original, with a lean on blistered pizzas as well as wood-fired vegetables, pasta, and cured meat. There's room for lots of funky wines as well, and a full bar for cocktails to boot. Click here for their menu.
The Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan wins City Council approval - Under the Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan, taller, mixed-use buildings will now be allowed in a half-mile radius around five train stations in Palms, Rancho Park, Sawtelle, Mid-City, and Cheviot Hills. For more information, please click here.
Amazon has now taken more than 350,000 square feet of space in Culver City for its production arm, as well as the company's video and advertising departments and the movie reference site IMDb, which Amazon owns. Read more about the tech giant's move here!
Pasta Sisters, the Mid-City strip mall restaurant specializing in affordable handmade pasta, opened its second location in Culver City. The new location takes over the former Bucato space in the Helms Bakery complex, keeping that address a temple to all things noodles and sauce. To view their menu, click here.
There’s a new look and feel over at Hayden these days, with a reformatted menu and service experience creating a different kind of vibe inside the casual cafe at the far edge of Culver City’s Platform project.
For more information including the revamped menu, click here!
Apple is moving into Culver City!
The technology giant has agreed to lease the entirety of the 128,000-square-foot building at 8777 Washington Boulevard in Culver City. Located on the corner of Washington and National boulevards, the four-story complex will include office space, as well as 4,500 square feet of ground-level retail. For more information, click here.
Newcomer Ramen Bangaichi recently opened in Culver City — and only five months after the international chain’s first Los Angeles location in Los Feliz commenced service. For more information, please visit their site here.
Culver City is now in its 100th year, with a year-long celebration which wrapped up in September 2017. To read more about the Heart of Screenland, please visit here.
Fans of the forgotten Native Foods Cafe in Culver City can rejoice: there’s even more healthy eating on the way. Signage has now gone up for Primal Kitchen, a newcomer to the clean-eating market that promises “delicious, high quality, nutrient dense foods” in a sunny space that includes room for takeout as well as dining in. More information about the restaurant and the menu can be found here.
Metro has four parking alternative locations available:
Ince Garage in Culver City at 9099 Washington Blvd. Cost: $3 with a valid TAP card.
Expo/La Cienega/Jefferson Station, 5664 S. La Cienega Blvd. Parking is free until March 1 when the cost of parking will be $3 per day with a valid TAP card.
Expo/Sepulveda Station parking structure, 11214-11270 Exposition Blvd. Cost: $3 per day with a valid TAP card.
Expo/Bundy Station, Exposition Blvd. and Bundy. Cost: $3 per day with valid TAP card.
Akasha Richmond's AR Cucina plans on playing the hits, working a menu of familiar Italian favorites in the former Sambar space. The Italian eatery takes over where Sambar left off, and even carries much the same crew as the previous restaurant.
Chef Jordan Kahn, who was last cooking at Red Medicine before it closed in late 2014, is back on the scene, having quietly opened a Culver City neo-coffee shop called Destroyer this week. The place is currently in soft opening mode, but some locals have already found their way in to enjoy the array of vegetable-heavy plates. Visit www.destroyer.la for the menu and more information.
If you love all things flowers from design to decor to DIY get ready to fall in love with Floral Art LA. The beloved local company known for its mastery of botany has just opened a satellite retail location at the Platform to complement its existing store in the same neighborhood. Visit here to learn more about their floral design classes.
Loqui is the genesis of years of friendship between Wallace and Ampudia — and many trips to Baja and beyond. The duo have been dreaming up the restaurant, a smallish affair with simple seating and a limited menu of tacos and other Mexican favorites, for quite some time, even staging pop-ups together over the years up in San Francisco. Wallace was a longtime baker for Tartine, and as far back as 2013 he and Mexico City native Ampudia have been making tacos and other simple street snacks.
Culver City has seen a rejuvenation over the past several years and is becoming a go-to spot for Westside Angelenos. It is home to a wide variety of restaurants, galleries, bars and lounges, making it a great destination for a night out with friends or a date. Here is a list of the top places to try www.theculturetrip.com.
Culver City's Platform will be home to the first-ever retail endeavor by Bloomingdale's men's fashion director Josh Peskowitz, who's partnering with industry vets Christophe Desmaison and Simon Golby to create a store geared towards "well-informed American men". "The store will be stocked like a full, interchangeable wardrobe —Â€Â” lots of unstructured tailoring, plays on proportion, plays on pattern," Peskowitz explains to the site, "but it's about taking all those things and putting them together in a way that still feels like they're very polished."
The designer-filled shop opened on Abbot Kinney earlier this year and relocated last month; it brings the same mix of cult-fave luxury labels (Elizabeth & James, Pam & Gela, more) and Cali-cool brands (Bella Luxx, LNA, Monrow, and others) to Downtown Culver's food and entertainment-filled haven. Visit www.lulamaestyle.com for more looks!
Gehry's pro-bono involvement with the Jazz Bakery was first revealed when an intervention by the City Council of Culver City in 2012 secured one-seventh of an acre space next to the Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City for the nonprofit jazz venue's upcoming use. Jazz Bakery's founder and artistic director Ruth Price told The Times that Gehry had offered his services even earlier to the itinerant venue's new home. To read more visit www.latimes.com.
Studio by Dark has arrived on Culver City Arts District's Washington Boulevard, adding to the low-key stretch's indie shopping options. The boutique offers lighting and accessories from Denmark, exclusive crystal and oil-infused candles by Ashen, pottery by local ceramicists Ben Medansky and Eunbi Cho, and textiles, art, and rugs by other local talents. You can find more objects at www.studiobydark.com.
Culver City hosts a weekly Farmer's Market year round offering fresh fruit, vegetables and a selection of other fine foods. It takes place every Tuesday, rain or shine, on downtown Culver City's Main Street, from 2 to 7 pm. Bring your kids as there is live children's music and fun treats to sample!
With Brian Dunsmoor and chef de cuisine Jack Leahy at the helm, Hatchet Hall serves Southern-inspired fare in the former Waterloo & City spot. HH has become one of the hottest restaurants to open in Culver City. Visit www.hatchethallla.com for menus and reservations.