Dre's Beats, Curve Boutique and New Restaurant Spotlight Culver City Growth
This story first appeared in the Oct. 11 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Culver City is adding two chic new office spaces. In May, Beats by Dre will move its headquarters from Santa Monica to WorkScapes at the Hayden Tract, a recently completed campus developed by Hackman Capital Partners. Architect Barbara Bestor will design the interiors of the loftlike 107,000-square-foot, two-story space for Beats, which received a reported $500 million investment from The Carlyle Group in late September. The "campus" will house new digital music service Beats Music, its electronic products division, as well as more than 300 U.S. staff.
In addition, construction begins this month on Platform, a four-acre Runyon Group development that includes 40,000 square feet for restaurants and retail. Nevena Borissova already has signed on a 7,000-square-foot space for a new Curve boutique, and three-Michelin-starred New York chef Michael White is on board for a rooftop restaurant, his first West Coast eatery. Industry Partners will oversee leasing for the project's additional space. Platform is slated for completion in spring 2015.
Shirley Halperin contributed to this report.