The rumor has been floating out there since last summer, but it's now official: Erewhon Market is coming to Downtown Los Angeles.

The new store at 9th and HIll Streets - Erewhon's fifth outpost in California - will be located on the ground floor of a historic property owned by Beverly Hills-based developer Markwood Enterprises.  The approximately 9,500-square-foot market will include a tonic, juice and coffee bar, a pizza oven, and a selection of organic, vegan and raw foods.

The property, a purpose-built May Company parking structure which dates back to the mid-1920s, spans six floors above ground and three floors below grade, offering 400 total parking spaces and 200,000 square feet of floor area.  Markwood is currently pondering an adaptive reuse development plan for the property.

In the distant future, the market could be neighbored by a 32-story apartment tower, planned by prominent Downtown landlord Barry Shy.

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