Hobby Lobby is eyeing a February 2014 opening, and is hoping to bring about 35 to 50 new jobs to Woodbury, according to an update released by the company last weekend.
The crafting giant has already started construction and renovations on the 49,000 square-foot former Sportsman’s Warehouse location in Woodbury., located at Hudson Road and Woodbury Drive.
This is Hobby Lobby’s fourth location in Minnesota, which is projected to open around the end of February. The location will bring about 35 – 50 jobs to the community paying $14 per hour for full time and $9.50 per hour for part-time associates.
“We are pleased to supply the community’s demand for the one-of-a-kind shopping experience only Hobby Lobby can provide. Our stores offer the widest variety of craft and home decor merchandise under one roof. There’s something for every family member,” wrote John Schumacher, Assistant Vice President of Advertising, via the press release.
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, began as Greco, a miniature picture frames company in 1970. When David Green moved his business from the family’s garage to a 300 square-foot retail space in 1972, Hobby Lobby was founded.
Today, Hobby Lobby has nearly 600 stores across the nation that average 55,000 square feet in size. This Oklahoma City-based private corporation offers more than 70,000 crafting and home decor products in its stores. Departments include floral, fabric, needle art, custom framing, baskets, home accents, wearable art, arts and crafts, jewelry making, scrapbooking and paper crafting supplies. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. All Hobby Lobby stores are closed on Sunday.
The news of Hobby Lobby’s plans recently came up as part of other Patch stories.
Patch also asked in June 2012 what people would like to see occupy the former Sportsman’s Warehouse space, which has been vacant since 2009. There were 28 comments on the post.
For more information about Hobby Lobby, including weekly specials, coupon offers, store locations and online shopping, visit our website at www.hobbylobby.com, or follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/hobbylobby.