Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held national retail chain of craft & home decor stores, is set to open a new store in Olympia, Washington.
Construction is underway on this new 55,000 square-foot building located at 4141 Martin Way East and will be located in a portion of the former Kmart building, which is within the Martin Way Marketplace on the corner of Martin Way East and Sleater Kinney Road SE.
This is Hobby Lobby’s 13th location in Washington, which is projected to open at the beginning of September. The location will bring about 35–50 jobs to the community paying $15.24 per hour for full-time and $10.16 per hour for part-time associates.
“We are excited to bring our unique store to the community. Customers new to Hobby Lobby are pleasantly surprised at the size of the store as well as the crafts and home decor selection of merchandise we carry. Shopping at Hobby Lobby is a truly unrivaled experience in value and service,” 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 papercrafting 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.