An area I’ve coveted for years in Culver City as needing to be shown off, is planning an “upscale retail concept.” In other words, hello fabulous coffee shops! It’s going to be called “The Platform.” Tres chic. The old Hyundai dealership and brightly mural covered buildings on Washington between Exposition & Landmark are apparently getting replaced by a beautiful open air pedestrian and shopping experience. Close to the expo line, close to downtown Culver City, Traders Joe’s and Culver Studios is in walking distance. It should have about 20 interesting restaurants and stores scattered between groovy seating areas, trees and mini lawns.
They are comparing it to the “Space 15Twenty in Hollywood.” That place is very cool but I’m hoping that our space will be more spread out with a relaxed vibe full of unique shopping and eats. I hear there’s gonna be at least one flagship retail store which will take up a 20,000 square foot space - Anthropology suits me just fine!! It would be cool if they put modern lofts in there too. This really bodes well for East Culver City’s Higuera/Helms/Wesley area. As well as all the Turning Point, Willows & Echo Horizon School folks. Hello coffee morning!! Apparently it’ll be open in September 2013. Culver City just keeps gettin’ better and better.