By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
Nearly three months after the signs first went up, lululemon has opened its doors to customers in Palisades Village.
For those unfamiliar with the brand, which operates more than 400 stores around the world, lululemon offers clothes for yoga, running, working out and “most other sweaty pursuits,” the Palisades Village website reports.
“We are excited for our grand opening of the new 2,800-square-foot space that will be a hub for the community, as well as provide technical apparel for both men and women,” a lululemon representative shared with the Palisadian-Post days before the store opened on Friday, October 11.
Lululemon celebrated its opening with three days of events, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce, specialty drinks from Alfred, Sweet Laurel brownie bites and a family happy hour, complete with a braid bar.
The athletic clothing store moved into the vacant space between Amazon Books and Erewhon Market—originally designated to be occupied by Al Forte by Madeo and later Tocaya Organica, both of which did not move forward with plans to open.
Permits from June of this year show the space, which was the last remaining location designated for a restaurant, was converted from restaurant to retail space.
It also marks the third athletic wear store to open in the development, joining Carbon38 and Alo Yoga.
“Alo loves healthy competition,” a representative told the Post when lululemon first revealed plans to open at Palisades Village. “The Palisades is in our backyard and being a Los Angeles-based brand, our community naturally thrives there and will continue should others move into the space.”