Emeryville, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2015) – A new 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market store will open May 20 at 5200 Dublin Boulevard in Dublin, California. This is the first Whole Foods Market location serving Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore in the Tri-Valley area. It is the company’s 43rd location in Northern California.

The store will bring an estimated 225 jobs to Dublin. Available jobs will be posted from March 2 to 22 and can be found through wholefoodsmarket.com/careers. Interested candidates should just click “Find and Apply for Jobs” and search for openings in Dublin, California.

In addition to a wide selection of the highest quality natural and organic products, Whole Foods Market’s Dublin store will offer dining and entertainment, including a pizza venue, tap room, wine tasting area, and an outdoor patio with a space for live music and performances. The store will have a “modern farmhouse” look, incorporating reclaimed wood and tin, aged metals and colorful chalkboards.

Allen Culp, who first joined the company in 2009 as a shift leader at Whole Foods Market Reno, has been hired as the store’s team leader. Most recently, Culp ran the San Ramon store, where he was known for his high standards and strong commitment to his team and community.

“Dublin is home to lots of families, people who love the outdoors, and folks who enjoy a strong sense of community,” said Culp. “That’s why we’re building this store as much as a social spot as a place to buy groceries. We want to give local musicians a place to play, foodies a wide selection of trending ingredients to share with friends, and parents a comfortable, welcoming place to have a quick and easy meal with their kids.”

Leading marketing and community relations efforts for the Dublin location is Paul Barron, who started at Whole Foods Market Novato in the prepared foods department. Barron most recently served as marketing team leader in the Sonoma store, where he developed strong connections with community groups and nonprofits. At Whole Foods Market Dublin, Barron will oversee local partnerships, sponsorships and charitable giving (5 Percent Days, Nickels for Nonprofits), as well as marketing, social media and local public relations.

Tri-Valley residents will be able to meet the Whole Foods Market Dublin team during the city of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Whole Foods Market will be at the festival with local food samples and a photo booth. The store is also sponsoring food and drink for the Shamrock 5K Fun Run & Walk.

For updates, customers can follow the store at facebook.com/WholeFoodsMarketDublin.