Platform is returning to its former automobile-powered roots — sorta. Previously a "run-down 1960s used car dealership" (as co-creator David Fishbein once told Vanity Fair), the outdoor lifestyle center in Culver City is now temporarily operating a drive-through, offering everything from pizza take-out and chic desk accessories to cozy loungewear and more from its tenants and stylish friends. Even better: A portion of proceeds support Platform's hourly employees and Meals on Wheels.
Here's how it works: Order online from the Platform Drive-Through shop, and 45 minutes later your goods will be ready for contact-free pick-up from the center's garage. The center's abiding by all CDC-recommended health and safety protocols, including using commercial-grade disinfectants, maintaining six feet of distance, and providing attendants with a new pair of gloves for every order.
Food offerings ($3 to $155) include produce from County Line Harvest, pizza and burgers from Roberta's, breakfast burritos and rainbow bowls from Aussie-inspired café Bondi Harvest, family meals from Loqui, botanical baker Loria Stern's famed pressed-flower shortbread cookies, wine and liquor from Flask & Field, ice cream from Van Leeuwen, and more.
Stylish shoppers can also order up work-from-home-minded outerwear from Maison Kitsuné, bathrobes from Parachute, luxe womenswear from Modern Society, and menswear and accessories from newly-opened boutique The Optimist alongside fashionable home goods (think pillows, candles, plants, and more), stationery, books, and wellness products from Aesop, Poketo, Rolling Greens, Res Ipsa, Tom Dixon, to name a few.
Rounding out the offerings are essentials for self-care aficionados, including skincare and apothecary products from new massage studio Lifehood, fast facial bar Heyday, and Long Beach-born Prism Boutique's pop-up shop, among others. And for cooped-up kids (and their parents), there are activity kits, toys, and more from Wild Child.
The move comes as a way to support Platform's tenants and their employees. In an email blast, the center notes that it's "not taking a profit. As an outdoor shopping center we are allowed to operate and we are launching this to be of service to our community and small businesses, to keep some of our hourly workers employed, and bring some joy to peoples' days!"
Platform Drive Through, 3920 Landmark Ave., Culver City, 90232; open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily