Irvine, Calif. -- Whole Foods Market and the Irvine Company announced that the companies have signed a lease to bring the first Whole Foods Market to Irvine, California.
The organic and natural grocer will occupy approximately 40,000 sq. ft. at Los Olivos Marketplace, a specialty shopping center just off the 405 freeway at Irvine Center Drive in Irvine Spectrum.
The store, set to open in spring 2016, will be Whole Foods Market’s second location on The Irvine Ranch, joining Whole Foods Market’s Fashion Island store, which opened in 2012. The new location will be Whole Foods Market’s sixth store in Orange County.
“The Irvine Spectrum is evolving into one of Southern California’s most dynamic downtowns, and we are excited to bring Whole Foods Market’s unique organic and natural offerings to those who live and work there,” said Patrick Bradley, president, Whole Foods Market Southern Pacific Region.
Los Olivos Marketplace is a 120,000-sq.-ft. specialty shopping center. Construction is set to begin this summer and finish in late 2015. Along with Whole Foods Market, the center will include casual dining, shops and services. The new center is part of Irvine Spectrum, a 5,000-acre business, residential and shopping village master planned by the Irvine Company.