Supermarket chain Erewhon Market opened a new location in Studio City on Thursday. Erewhon is the first store to open in the new The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge complex, located at the corner of Coldwater Canyon and Ventura Boulevard.
Erewhon has six locations in Southern California that offer organic and local foods, as well as foods that appeal to vegans, kosher, and other alternative diets.
The Council of Prefects announced a discount at Erewhon for students and teachers as an extension of their student discount partnerships in an email sent to all schools on Thursday. . After discussions with the store, the prefect’s council arranged three months of free Erewhon membership for students and teachers, which offers members 10% off all purchases. Additionally, the Council of Prefects informed the students that the partnership with Erewhon could be extended if enough students shop there.
Junior Warden Aiko Offner ’23 said the Warden’s Council organized the Erewhon Discount to benefit both the Studio City community and the school and to provide students and faculty with another lunch or snack after school.
“The Council of Prefects is really pleased with the student discounts because we know [the discounts] benefit our community and hopefully the greater Studio City community as well,” said Offner. “We thought Erewhon would be a full stretch, but we’re glad they agreed [to provide a discount]because we think it’s an amazing option for students.
Studio City resident and Buckley School senior Eliana Stanford said she believes Erewhon’s new location will benefit the Studio City community. However, she said she would continue to shop primarily in other markets.
“Living in Studio City all my life, it’s been very cool to see how the neighborhood is evolving, and I think the introduction of Erewhon and other high-end stores will continue to put it on the map,” Stanford said. . “I think it will benefit the community by attracting more young people who are drawn to Erewhon’s clean and organic food initiatives, [but] I think I will continue to do my big shopping [at Ralph’s].”
Makenna Dovel ’23, who shopped at Erewhon on the day it opened, said she was excited about the new location but only planned to buy food there occasionally.
“The proximity of our school’s new Erewhon is a double-edged sword,” Dovel said. “On the one hand, the food is high quality, tasty and healthy. However, these benefits come at a price; everything is super expensive. I definitely plan to return in the future, but only occasionally. I don’t think grocery shopping there is the smartest option for me personally.”