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Work on Sportsmen’s Lodge redevelopment to get underway in August

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Opening in fall 2020

The redeveloped Sportsmen’s Lodge.
Courtesy of Midwood

The owners of the Sportsmen’s Lodge event center in Studio City have announced a timeline for their project and shared new details on two high-end retailers that will set up shop in the ground-up development.

“The redevelopment of The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge marks an important milestone for our firm and Studio City,” says Midwood CEO John Usdan. “We are looking forward to making it a central gathering place for the community.”

Midwood Investment & Development released new renderings showing an Erewhon market and an Equinox gym and fitness center—two tenants that have already signed on to the project.

Midwood plans a groundbreaking in August, with the shops opening in the fall of 2020. The adjacent Sportsmen’s Lodge hotel is not part of the project and will stay open throughout the construction and after.

Two of the tenants will be Erewhon and Equinox.

The project’s landscape design plans were endorsed by the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission in November. The committee was required to vet the development’s landscaping to ensure the new green spaces “commemorate the look and feel of the former Sportsmen’s Lodge garden.”

Drawing on inspiration from Disneyland’s Tom Sawyer’s Island, the development’s landscape design will feature existing redwoods along with added ferns and native plants along a meandering water feature that will travel through the project.