Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, opens in Olympia, Washington, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and official grand opening celebration on Monday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. The Olympia store is Hobby Lobby’s 13th location in Washington. Mike Trudnak is the store manager of the 55,000 square-foot retail facility located at 4141 Martin Way East in a portion of the former Kmart building at Martin Way Marketplace on the corner of Martin Way East and Sleater Kinney Road SE.
The store’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public. Local dignitaries, ambassadors from the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce and other business leaders will attend the celebration.
“We feel blessed for the fantastic opportunity to be a part of this community. Our goal is for customers to experience the exceptional service, selection and value Hobby Lobby offers as we continue to expand nationwide,” stated John Schumacher, Assistant Vice President of Advertising.
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, 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 over 650 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, 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.
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