Executives from Pleasanton's largest employer celebrated the opening of a sustainable office building that will house 450 employees Wednesday.
Safeway's latest corporate office building at 11555 Dublin Canyon Road, less than a mile from its other corporate offices on Stoneridge Mall Road, underwent an extensive renovation since it was purchased from Farmer's Insurance Group.
Green features such as natural and energy-efficient lighting, a new heating and air conditioning system, bamboo flooring and recycled glass were implemented.
Mayor Jennifer Hosterman lauded Safeway for helping put Pleasanton on the map, saying "we know you are our bread and butter," and said the city aims to provide more workforce housing for employees as the country comes out of the recession.
Other office amenities include a fitness center, cafe, wireless Internet, lactation room for new mothers and a transgender restroom.