Healthy Foods Mart Erewhon Targets Silver Lake Area

Many Echo Park and Silver Lake residents have been hoping for another natural option on the Eastside since Nature Mart closed this fall.

Conversation has been animated on Facebook and local listservs about the chance organic and natural food market Erewhon might come to the Eastside.

We reached out Wednesday to Tony Antonic, Erewhon's president, who says "yes."

The firm is "looking for a location in Silver Lake and surrounding areas" of "approximately 10,000 square feet."

Antonic says they hope to open "ASAP."

He says anyone with information about such a space can contact him via email at erewhonfeedback@yahoo.com, or by phone at (310) 968-8766 or (310) 300-0632.

Erewhon has been doing business in Los Angeles since the mid-1960s and currently has a store on Beverly Boulevard in the Grove.

Many have hoped for a second location on the Eastside, especially since

Some have been boycotting the new tenant over its support of Prop. 8.

There have also been pickets.

On Wednesday, when we visited, business at Lassen's seemed brisk enough, with fully-stocked shelves, lines at the cashier and a full parking lot outside.

As promised, the bulk bins have been moved and fully-renovated, though the original Nature Mart signage remains outside.

Gab December 30, 2011 at 04:27 AM
I too heard it is supposed to be a F&E but there is ZERO activity there to build out a new store. And it is going to take time to install fixtures and do paint and then stock and get staff going. I just can't see how anyone can get that space ready in just a month.
Lynda Rivers December 30, 2011 at 07:15 PM
The former Circuit City space and all surrounding property has reportedly been leased to Children's Hospital for 7 years.
Bryan Jones January 01, 2012 at 06:07 AM
put a Big Lots! into that Circut City space That would be amazing!!!
Rvegan April 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Thanks, good comment. You will find that Erewhon on Beverly now has limited offerings, several of the best local products are discontinued. The new owner mentioned above has sacrificed quality for higher (outrageous) profit margins. The store has lost its values. I even found High Fructose Corn Syrup in the ingredients of the house made grab n go meals!
Jock Doubleday December 05, 2012 at 04:35 PM
I was shopping at the Erewhon on Beverly Blvd., yesterday (I no longer shop at Whole Foods - after their GMO scandal), and an old hippie turned to me in produce and said, "What is the root of all evil?" He and his produce stocker friend waited for my answer like I was on a game show. Fortunately, I had been doing enough research to know that the answer was not the social lubricant known as "money." . . . "Debt-based currency," I said. He laughed, nodded his approval, and went back to his conversation with the produce stocker.


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