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Meijer sets opening date for May 13

BOARDMAN — Meijer has announced that May 13 is the opening date for its new 155,000-square-foot supercenter in Boardman.

It’s also opening day for a supercenter in Seven Hills.

These supercenters will be the latest of seven stores the retailer has opened in northeast Ohio, including Brimfield and Lorain in 2020. They will feature grocery, fresh produce, bakery, meat and deli, as well as a floral area and garden center. Other departments will include pharmacy, pets, electronics, toys, sports and apparel.

Residents have expressed their enthusiasm for the store, Brad Calhoun, Boardman Township trustee, said.

“I’ve been hearing from so many residents how excited they are for the opening of the new Meijer store,” he said Thursday after the company released the information.

Meijer will give consumers competitive shopping options, along with job opportunities “that residents will embrace,” Calhoun said.

Township Administrator Jason Loree echoed Calhoun. “I’m happy to see the Meijer’s opening,” he said, adding: “The store opening signifies “a lot of jobs for the area.”

In January, Meijer began hiring for 300 positions at the 1420 Boardman Canfield Road location. The positions available include clerks and cake decorators, customer service, cashiers, receiving and meat cutters. Starting pay is based on experience level and specific skills.

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 256 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

Each new store will follow mandated state requirements and guidelines regarding social distancing. Inside stores, safety decals will be on the floor where customers gather and protective plexiglass shields are at every checkout station. Additionally, team members receive daily health screenings, temperature checks, and are required to wear masks, the company said in a news release.

Customers also are requested to wear masks according to any applicable state guidelines. Weekly sales at the supercenters begin when doors open at 7 a.m. May 13.

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