Menards plans to open its fourth central Ohio home-improvement store on the western border of Columbus, just south of Hilliard, in the first quarter of 2020, according to company officials.

“We are currently working on construction of a fourth Menards home-improvement store in the Columbus, Ohio, metro area,” said Jeff Abbott, promotions manager and spokesperson in the marketing division of the Wisconsin-based chain. “If all goes as planned ... (it) will be ready to open in late winter 2020.”

The store will be at 831 Hilliard-Rome Road.

Menards paid $5.8 million for vacant commercial land near Feder Road last year, according to Franklin County records. No official timeline for construction was announced at the time.

The opening of the new store will bring additional convenience to central Ohio customers, Abbott said.

Menards’ three stores in the Columbus market are at 1805 Morse Road in north Columbus, 6800 E. Broad St. in east Columbus and 7241 Graphics Way in Lewis Center in Delaware County.

“We’re excited about adding the new Columbus west Menards store and will be hiring both part-time and full-time team members for a variety of positions,” Abbott said.

Menards will begin hiring in early January, he said, but interested applicants may apply at menards.com/careers.

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