Natural-foods grocer Barons Market plans a spring 2015 opening for a new store set to open in Murrieta, which will be the sixth location for the San Diego-based retailer.

Company officials said the store will operate at 40545 California Oaks Road, in a 19,000-square-foot space formerly housing a Ralphs market. The Murrieta store will be the third in Riverside County for Barons, following prior openings in Temecula and Wildomar.

The new store will employ approximately 40. It will include value-priced organic, natural and specialty foods, with a hot soup and fresh salad bar and a selection of more than 400 craft beers.

Headquartered in Point Loma, the family-owned Barons Market was started in 1991 and recently opened its fifth store in Alpine.