The exterior of a Barons Market. Courtesy photo.

Family-owned Barons Market announced Monday the grocer has officially moved its headquarters to Poway.

The company’s new home base is attached to its distribution center and will serve as a central location between its four stores in San Diego and three in the Inland Empire, according to Rachel Shemirani, Barons vice president of marketing.

“For more than 20 years Barons Market was run out of offices above the Point Loma store, where we could see our neighbors shopping from our desks,” Shemirani said. “Our approach to the customer experience has caused us to outgrow that space. Now we have an office that will allow us to continue to expand and flourish while staying in touch with our communities.”

Twenty-five employees will work at the 10,000-square-foot office space and approximately 40,000-square-foot distribution center located at 12420 Kirkham Court, Shemirani said.

Barons Market first opened in 1993 as a neighborhood grocer. The company plans a 2018 opening of an eighth store in Menifee, a city located in southwest Riverside County.