By Mira Reverente
Update: Nov. 5: In-N-Out is open for business!
Update: Oct. 27: As the stores at The Shoppes at Westlake begin to open, many readers are wondering when In-N-Out will open its doors. CV Happening just spoke with a representative from Selleck Development who told us that the restaurant will begin serving their famous burgers “at the end of the first week of November.” No date yet has been confirmed.
Update: July 29 – Wondering what other stores are open at The Shoppes at Westlake besides Target? CV Happening contacted Selleck Development for an update. As of now, Total Woman is the only other business to open its doors, according to a spokesperson. The rest will unfurl over the next few months. In-n-Out enthusiasts will have to wait a little longer, however. The famed burger restaurant is slated for a November opening, the spokesperson said. Once Phase II is completed, there will be 35 businesses in total at The Shoppes, the spokesperson said.
Many Conejo Valley residents and business people are expressing their enthusiasm about a Target-anchored mall opening in Westlake this summer.
“Westlake Village has been ready for a Target and an In-n-Out for quite some time,” said Mimi Champion, a Camarillo resident who works at a software company in Westlake.
Dubbed the Shoppes at Westlake Village, the European village-style retail center, will also house the Total Woman Gym & Spa, All Tressed Up Blowdry & Beauty Bar, Hook Burger, Tilly’s, BCBC Nail Spa, Los Agaves Mexican Restaurant, a beauty supply store, some hair salon suites and a couple of Santa Barbara-based restaurants.
“These are indeed very exciting times for tenants and Westlake residents,” said Dan Selleck, owner of Selleck Development, the developer of the 240,000-sq. ft. upscale shopping and dining development scheduled to open July 27. The entire center will be open before the holidays, including the last three out of eight buildings, which are currently in the last phase of development. “It’s really going well and most of the tenants are on track to open at the same time as Target in July or soon after,” he said. Selleck said there will be 30 to 35 tenants total for the Shoppes.
“We’ve been pursuing expanding to Westlake for several years,” said Elaine Morello, general manager and proprietor of the Santa Barbara-based Olio E Limone Restaurant and Olio Pizzeria. “It will be very similar to our Santa Barbara locations, with a slightly different decor and feel since we’re building from scratch.”
For another tenant, Total Woman Gym & Spa, the move from one Westlake location to another might not seem that big a deal, but their new space will be. The full-service gym and spa, with 13 locations around SoCal, is currently located along Westlake Blvd.
“It’s going to be 2,000 square feet more and we’re going to get new, top-of-the-line equipment,” said Sarah Berkman, spa supervisor. “We’ve been in this location for 16 years so it’s really time to move.”
Scott Cook, a banker at Chase whose area includes Westlake, said he is among those awaiting the opening with bated breath. “It’s good to have another option for dining out and shopping,” he said. “It’s good for the local economy; it creates jobs in the area.”