EMERYVILLE, Calif. (May 10, 2016) – Whole Foods Market’s 50,000-square-foot store in Santa Clara, California, will open July 26 at Scott Boulevard and Bowers Avenue. The store anchors the Santa Clara Square Marketplace development and is the first Whole Foods Market location in the city of Santa Clara.

Whole Foods Market Santa Clara brings approximately 220 jobs to the area. Eddie Ceballos, most recently an associate store team leader at Whole Foods Market Coddingtown (Santa Rosa), has been hired as the store’s team leader. Through May 20, Ceballos is hiring cashiers and customer service team members, prepared foods cooks, bakers, fishmongers, butchers, produce specialists, administrative support, and supervisors. Prospective candidates can apply online by selecting the Santa Clara location at wholefoodsmarket.com/careers.

“This is going to be a flagship store for Whole Foods Market in Northern California, a fun store focused on satisfying, delighting, and nourishing all our customers,” Ceballos said. “I look forward to welcoming families shopping for the freshest vegetables, coworkers toasting over local brews or smoothies, and commuters looking for quick, convenient dinners from our hot bar.”

“Irvine Company is proud to bring the first Whole Foods Market store to Santa Clara,” said Dave Moore, president of Irvine Company Retail Properties. “The addition of this organic grocer continues our vision of creating a dynamic retail center within the Santa Clara Square community where people can live, work, shop and play. This store will provide high quality products and everyday convenience for residents and employees of Santa Clara and Silicon Valley.”

Whole Foods Market Santa Clara will have a tap room with 16 taps, full pub food menu, and seating for about 50 people; outdoor café seating for 40; smoothie and coffee bar; sushi, ramen, and bao by Genji; new, convenient digital ordering for sandwiches, burritos, and whole pizzas; and new self-serve options in the bakery.

In the aisles, customers will find a strong mix of local products to complement natural and organic favorites, including 365 Everyday Value items.

Outside, the store has 200 dedicated parking spots.

The store will participate in Whole Foods Market’s community support initiatives, including 5 Percent Days, Nickels for Nonprofits, and food and fund drives. For more information on how to receive a donation from the Santa Clara store, visit wholefoodsmarket.com/ncdonations.