Sunkist Growers, the 120-year-old citrus-growing cooperative, announced last week that they were moving from their iconic headquarters in the San Fernando Valley to a new location in Valencia in September.
"This is an exciting time for Sunkist Growers," said Sunkist President and CEO Russell Hanlin in a statement. "We look forward to welcoming our growers, customers, licensees and other business partners to our new home in Valencia."
Located between the Golden State (5) Freeway and the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park, the company said the new location is nearer to its multiple growing areas and will allow the company to keep its current employee group intact.
The old headquarters, situated off the Ventura (101) Freeway in Sherman Oaks, has been described as a Southern California architectural landmark. The Los Angeles Conservancy described its distinctive Brutalist design as "a symphony in concrete."
The property has been purchased by IMT Capital, who plans to add retail, commercial and residential spaces in and around the building.