The owners of the upscale supermarket chain Erewhon have filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles aiming to stop the demolition of the defunct Sportsmen's Lodge hotel in Studio City.

The lawsuit, filed in Superior Court, aims to overturn the City Council's approval of Midwood Investment & Development's plans to knock down the aging hotel, which opened in 1962 and closed during the pandemic, and replace it with a multifamily campus, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

Erewhon operates a store that anchors the Shops at Sportsman's Lodge, an outdoor mall including restaurants and an Equinox gym that Midwood built in 2021 next door to the hotel, which is located at Ventura Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue.

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