MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — For the first time in over 20 years, the retail space at 332 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in downtown Manhattan Beach will have a new occupant as Health Nut moves into the space formerly occupied by Jamba Juice.
Heavily featured in “Keeping up with the Kardashians” as a favorite of the Kardashian-Jenner family, Health Nut offers fast-casual, healthy fare ranging from salads to sandwiches, wraps to noodle dishes, smoothies, and of course their world-famous dressings. Their menu features many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Health Nut has been a family-owned business since 1988, beginning primarily as a vitamin and supplement store. and has a location in Woodland Hills and Sherman Oaks.
Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™, one of the nation’s fastest-growing commercial
real estate firm, secured the location for Health Nut. Michael Pakravan, senior vice president and national director of retail leasing at Matthews™ and Nick Day, leasing associate, represented the new tenant.
“Manhattan Beach is a perfect spot for our third location,” said Health Nut owner Steve Choi. “We were drawn to the tight-knit community of the city and the slew of mom and pop businesses lining Manhattan Beach Boulevard, some of whom have been there for decades.” 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!” Health Nut anticipates a spring 2021 opening.
“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 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!”