Hobby Lobby to open Lakewood store on March 24

Staff writerMarch 17, 2014 

Hobby Lobby Merchandise

In this Nov. 1, 2012, file photo, customers walk to a Hobby Lobby store in Dallas.

TONY GUTIERREZ — The Associated Press file, 2012

They won't have any trouble finding some ribbon to cut.

Do you need a basket, a few silk flowers, some burlap? If so, come Monday, March 24, you’ll be able to find such products at the state’s ninth location of Hobby Lobby.

The privately held national retail chain of craft & home decor stores will open its 55,000-square-foot store with a ribbon cutting ceremony and official grand opening celebration at 9 a.m. at 100th Street Southwest and Bridgeport Way.

The ceremony is open to the public, who can watch as local dignitaries, ambassadors from the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and other business leaders offer their welcome.

“By bringing our distinct, service-oriented craft and home decor shopping experience to the community, Hobby Lobby shares in the excitement area shoppers have expressed. The reception we have received has been welcoming and enthusiastic,” said John Schumacher, the company’s assistant vice pesident of advertising, in a release Monday.

Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby counts some 600 stores nationwide offering more than 70,000 crafting and home decor. Departments include floral, fabric, needle art, custom framing, baskets, home accents, wearable art, arts and crafts, jewelry making, scrapbooking and paper crafting supplies.


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