Hobby Lobby Stores, a privately held national retail chain of crafts and home decor stores, is pleased to announce it has signed a lease to open a store in Lakewood, WA. Construction is underway on this 55,000 square-foot building, formerly occupied by Kmart, located at 5319 100th Street SW.
Hobby Lobby’s ninth store in Washington is projected to open in the first quarter of 2014, bringing about 35 to 50 jobs to the community paying $14 per hour for full time and $9.50 per hour for part-time associates.
“Lakewood and its surrounding area have many vibrant crafting communities that we look forward to serving,” stated John Schumacher, Assistant Vice President of Advertising. “We are very pleased to become an integral part of yet another community by providing new jobs, exceptional selection and value in the crafts and home decor market, and revitalizing an empty facility, all of which enables us to share in the economic growth of both the community and the state.”
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 major 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, and jewelry, 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.
For more information about Hobby Lobby, our weekly specials, coupon offers, store locations and online shopping, visit our website at www.hobbylobby.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hobbylobby .