LOS ANGELES (Jan.11, 2016) – Whole Foods Market’s first North Orange County location is scheduled to open Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Village at La Floresta in Brea, California. The 38,000-square-foot store is currently under construction at 3301 Imperial Highway, at the corner of Valencia Avenue. It will create more than 150 jobs.

Store hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; there will be a restaurant and bar on site with daily specials and a community room for hosting special events.

“We’re looking forward to bringing Brea and North Orange County a new, innovative option for shopping, entertaining and gathering with friends and family,” said Patrick Bradley, president of Whole Foods Market’s Southern Pacific Region. “This store will provide the very best we have to offer, and beyond high quality and delicious food is our commitment to community. We couldn’t be happier to be part of this wonderful neighborhood.”

Whole Foods Market Brea will host a series of pre-opening events to get to know the community and meet its new neighbors. These events will offer sampling, tastings and a sneak peek at the unique highlights of this location; events are free, open to the public, and attendees will receive gift bags with samples.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Brea Civic & Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Cir, Brea, CA 92821
-New Year, New Start – Conquer your resolutions with pantry staples and discuss shared values on meat, seafood and produce

Saturday, Jan. 23, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Core Power Yoga, 3413 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92823
-Beauty, Community and Core Values – sample luxurious natural body care, learn about our high quality standards and mission

Wednesday Jan. 27, 5:30 to7 p.m., Brea Civic & Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Cir, Brea, CA 92821
-Entertaining, your neighborhood culinary destination – from scratch bread and dessert to beer and wine pairings, tips for your next party

For more information about the events, and to RSVP, click here.  

As Whole Foods Market does in every community in which it opens, the store will partner with like-minded organizations to foster and support local nonprofits, suppliers, businesses and residents to support community development.

Whole Foods Market Brea will host a final pre-opening community gathering, “Eat. Drink. Play. Give. — Brea Block Party,” Saturday, Feb. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are a suggested donation of $5 for adults, $3 for children; all proceeds will benefit the Brea Education Foundation.  On Feb. 25, the store will host a community giving day in which 5 percent of the day’s net sales will benefit the MaxLove Project, a local organization that supports children with cancer and life-threatening conditions.

For updates, check out the store webpage, follow on Twitter @WFMSocal and Instagram @WFMBrea.