Los Angeles, CA – Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™, the nation’s fastest-growing commercial real estate firm, has secured a new location for Health Nut in Manhattan Beach, CA. The endcap at 332 Manhattan Beach Blvd has not changed tenants in over 20 years. The 1,437 square foot space is in Downtown Manhattan Beach, home to fashionably chic shopping and award-winning restaurants and chefs. Michael Pakravan, SVP & National Director of Retail Leasing at Matthews™ and Leasing Associate Nick Day represent the tenant.
Health Nut has been a family-owned business since 1988, beginning primarily as a vitamin and supplement store. The fast-casual, healthy eating establishment offers a variety of menu items ranging from salads to sandwiches, wraps and noodle dishes, smoothies, and of course their world-famous dressings. Health Nut also offers many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, which has enabled it to become a favorite destination for celebrities such as the Kardashians. The new location for the fast-casual joint will allow Health Nut to serve customers in the South Bay community, a popular destination for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Surrounding tenants include world-class retailers and restaurants such as SUGARFISH, Pressed Juicery, Free People, Splendid, Vineyard Vines, and Pitfire Artisan Pizza, to name a few. This will be the third location for Health Nut, it currently has two locations, one in Woodland Hills, CA and the other in Sherman Oaks, CA.
“Manhattan Beach is a perfect spot for our third location. We were drawn to the tight-knit community of the city and the slew of mom and pop businesses lining Manhattan Beach Blvd, some of whom have been there for decades,” explained Health Nut owner Steve Choi. “We know the community is very health-conscious, and we did not see many healthful options to choose from in the surrounding area. We are also excited to venture away from the San Fernando Valley for the first time and share our passions with the rest of Southern California. We are looking forward to bringing our fresh, healthy, and delicious menu to the Manhattan Beach community, and we are honored to serve them!”
Matthews™ agents were able to leverage their knowledge of the area coupled with their restaurant space expertise to assist Health Nut in finding their ideal next location. The off-market site was identified through a relationship developed through a previous leasing transaction. Jamba Juice, which formerly occupied the space, was 6 months out from expiration. Michael Pakravan and Nick Day had impeccable timing. They contacted the landlord just in time, making it a win-win situation for both parties.
“We chose Matthews™ because the brokers were very engaging, very knowledgeable of the Southern California market, and very savvy when it came to the restaurant space,” said owner Steve Choi. “I was very pleased with both Michael and Nick, particularly with their hands-on approach to gauging potential opportunities, their relationships with a myriad of high profile tenants and property owners, and their engagement in the overall process has been nothing but excellent. I look forward to partnering with them as we look to grow in the future!”
The Matthews™ Retail Leasing Division represents top tenants such as Jersey Mikes, Gyu Kaku, Xponential Fitness, Doghaus, Silverlake Ramen, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, 7 Eleven, Gina’s Pizza, and more. For tenant requirements or more information regarding this opportunity, please reach out to Michael Pakravan or Nick Day.
Matthews Real Estate Investments Services™, the nation’s fastest-growing commercial real estate brokerage firm, holds recognition as an industry leader in investment sales and leasing. Founded in El Segundo, CA, and strategically positioned with over 300 agents and support staff in over 10 offices across the United States, Matthews™ continues to focus on expansion into new markets. For more information, please visit www.matthews.com.
About Health Nut
Health Nut is a fast-casual, healthy eating establishment offering a variety of menu items ranging from salads to sandwiches, wraps, noodle dishes, smoothies, and most notably their world-famous dressings. Health Nut offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Health Nut has been a family-owned business since 1988 and currently has two locations one in Woodland Hills, CA, and the other in Sherman Oaks, CA. For more information, please visit www.healthnutla.com.
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