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Hobby Lobby Official Grand Opening

They didn't have to look very far to find the ribbon or the scissors.

Today, Hobby Lobby held its grand opening celebration for its new location in Lakewood, 5401 100th Street SW. Mayor Don Anderson, Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen and other City officials attended the ribbon-cutting.

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

Once inside, visitors were treated to the new world - at least in Lakewood - of Hobby Lobby's offerings For a taste of what Hobby Lobby is about, click here to view our photo gallery on Facebook.

WSDOT Tree Removal

(The following message is from the Washington State Department of Transportation)

As part of the SR 510 to SR 512 Congestion Management project, contractor crews are removing selected trees along I-5 between SR 510 in Lacey and SR 512 in Lakewood. This work is necessary to install and effectively operate seven new closed-circuit TV traffic cameras to manage traffic flow along I-5 through the JBLM corridor. A clear line of sight is needed for the new cameras to operate properly.

One of our primary goals in any construction project is to preserve as many trees as possible. A team of WSDOT staff, including the Olympic Region Landscape Architect, individually identified and marked each tree to ensure that only trees that posed an obstruction, and no others, will be removed.

After the construction project is complete, WSDOT staff will plant 500 one-gallon-container trees (300 Douglas Firs and 200 Garry Oaks) in other areas throughout the project limits.

To view PDF maps of each location where trees will be removed, please browse the list below:

Thurston County

Pierce County

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 , or follow us on Facebook at .

Bone Marrow Drive on Monday at LPD

The Lakewood Police Department will be hosting a blood and bone marrow drive to find a match for Tyler Seddon and others living with leukemia. Please join us here at the Lakewood Police Department on Monday, March 17th, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Questions about the Blood/Bone Marrow Drive on March 17th? Please contact Joanna Nichols at or (253) 830-5004. For questions regarding blood and/or bone marrow donation please contact the Puget Sound Blood Center at (206) 292-2543, 800-DONATE-1 ext. 2543 or visit their website at .

Click here to view a flyer for the event.

Coffee with the Mayor Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Coffee with the Mayor


Please join me for Coffee with the Mayor on Tuesday, March 11, 2014  at 7:30 a.m.

We will meet at St. Clare Hospital, 4908 112th Street SW in the Resource Center.

Our guest speaker will be Col. Jody Miller,  who will present "4-2 Stryker Brigade Inactivation".

If you have any questions, please contact Briana Schumacher at (253) 983-7705.  I hope to see you there!

Mayor Don Anderson

No RSVP is needed