Michigan-based Meijer is moving closer to opening its first supercenters in Northeast Ohio. The retailer announced the first Cleveland-area stores are expected to open in late spring in Avon, Mentor and Stow.

“Foundations are set, floors are poured, and the walls are up at each of our new Northeast Ohio stores, so every day we’re a little bit closer to opening our first three locations in Greater Cleveland,” says Meijer's regional vice president Tom Wilson. “The opportunity to begin hiring for hourly positions and put together customer-focused teams is the next step in bringing our new neighbors a one-stop shopping solution. We look forward to hiring local team members who can be our future store leaders as we continue to grow in Northeast Ohio.”

The new stores will feature fresh produce, meat and dairy, delivery seven days a week, as well as apparel departments, pet supplies, toys, electronics and a garden center.

The Avon location will also include a gas station, which is set to open about a month before the store.