Hobby Lobby Grand Opening March 24

(This press release comes courtesy of Hobby Lobby Stores )

Hobby Lobby Stores, a privately held national retail chain of craft & home decor stores, opens in Lakewood, WA, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and official grand opening celebration on Monday, March 24, at 9:00 a.m. The Lakewood store is Hobby Lobby’s ninth location in Washington. Jeremy Hayes is the store manager of the 55,000 square-foot retail facility located at 100th Street SW and Bridgeport Way.

The store’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public. Local dignitaries, ambassadors from the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and other business leaders will attend the celebration.

“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,” stated John Schumacher, Assistant Vice President of Advertising.

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, 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 .