The Collection recently announced the first eight tenants at The Annex, a 16,000-square-foot public market-style space located within the center.
“Our goal with The Annex is to create a community-oriented marketplace by bringing together a unique mix of local retailers and craft food and beverage purveyors,” said Michael Pynn, general manager of The Collection at RiverPark.
New tenants will include Scratch, Ventura County’s #1 food truck for three years running. In its first brick & mortar location, Scratch will stay true to its roots by offering local farm-to-table fare that highlights seasonal meats, cheeses and produce.
Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters will serve responsibly sourced, handcrafted coffee roasted and brewed onsite to provide customers with the highest quality beverages. Customers will be able to get their caffeine fix with Nitro cold brew on-tap, along with batch brew, espresso and tea.
The Annex’s largest retail shop will be Cherry Hills Market, selling a variety of premium hand crafted home goods. Specializing in re-purposed, vintage and shabby chic pieces, Cherry Hills Market’s unique offerings include seasonal gifts and décor, as well as signature olive oils, balsamic vinegars and spice blends.
Named for the Spanish word “dream,” Sueño Jewelry Studio will sell handmade and custom jewelry designed by owner Emmanuel Garcia, along with repairs on vintage watches.
The Blend Superfood Bar, with an easy to understand menu, serves up healthy, raw smoothies and açaí bowls using locally sourced organic ingredients.
Love Pho Café, a Ventura County favorite with locations in Camarillo and Newbury Park, will be serving its Vietnamese noodle soup and bánh mì sandwiches, as well as spring rolls and milk tea with boba.
With one of the best tap lists in California, Bottle & Pint’s second location will feature craft beers from around the world. Guests can sit indoors or outdoors while enjoying the revolving list of brews and dining on food from Scratch, Love Pho and other restaurants within The Annex.
Afters Ice Cream, home of the “milky bun,” will quickly become a late night favorite. Open every night until midnight, Afters serves handmade ice cream sandwiches on soft, doughnut-like buns – a perfectly, decadent treat after seeing a movie at Century Theatres or a show at Levity Live.
“With comfortable seating areas, shared dining spaces and Wi-Fi throughout, the communal layout of the space encourages people to try dishes from the different restaurants, do some shopping and spend time hanging out,” said Pynn.
Construction is set to begin this month with the first tenants opening in spring 2017. Additional leases will be announced as they are confirmed.