Kambiz Hemati enjoyed an illustrious career in Retail Concept Design for brands like Nike and Verizon. Most recently, he lead store design for a little coffee chain you may have heard of (we’ll give you a clue - it’s Starbucks) where he took them through a complete reimagining of the look and feel of their store concepts. It was during this experience that Kambiz had a unique vision for a coffee shop of his own.
He believed in a democratic version of the coffee shop; one where everyone is treated equally and can find the experience that fits them. If you wanted to learn more about the coffee and the way it was made, you could. If you simply wanted to enjoy a cup of world-class coffee in a space that felt like a home away from home, he wanted to make that possible as well.
With that vision in mind, Kambiz and Elevated LA worked to bring it to life.
It began with us gaining a deep understanding of Kambiz’ plans for his business. This went beyond a discussion of architecture and aesthetics, to a brand-level exploration of what would make this coffee shop unique.
Kambiz wanted a place that both reflected and elevated its community. He wanted something that sprang from the unique vibe of Santa Monica’s Sunset Park - a neighborhood that’s at once trendy and laid back.
This influenced every decision going forward, from the construction of an outdoor area so his patrons could enjoy the southern California sun, to a policy that welcomes dogs into the space, making it feel even more like a home away from home.
Above all, Kambiz wanted a space, and a product, that communicated the feeling of Love. It was his belief that coffee made with love had the power to brighten someone’s day, and to have an impact on the community as those waves of positivity spread out, one cup at a time.
Today, Love Coffee is a thriving business- one that’s become a favorite to many Sunset Park residents. It’s stories like this that Elevated LA loves to be a part of: stories where we’re able to help elevate an entrepreneur’s dream, their business, and their community.
Of late, we’ve been focusing this energy into the West Los Angeles residential market, going beyond just buying and selling property, to helping people realize their financial goals and elevate their entire lifestyle in the process.
If this sounds like something you’ve been looking for, we’d love to hear from you!