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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 .

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


Hobby Lobby Opening Update

Hobby Lobby is scheduled to open this month at 5319 100th Street SW in Lakewood.

As the picture depicts, the sign is up. Racks are scheduled for installation this week, which will allow the company to load the store. Planned opening date: March 21.

The company is not accepting applications at this time, according to its website. Still, you can apply in person for available positions after the Grand Opening. For more information, visit


The City put this announcement out on its Twitter page, and @HobbyLobbyStore mentioned us, along with more information about its grand opening events:

Official Hobby Lobby ‏@HobbyLobbyStore 3h

@CityofLakewood Thank you for the warm welcome, Lakewood! We are excited about our #GrandOpening events tentatively set on March 24 at 9 am!

Edible Garden Workshop Begin This Month

WHAT: Edible Gardens: "Grow it, Eat it, Preserve it" Workshop Series
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., one day each month, March through October
WHERE: Room 1E, Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW

Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest – from seed to table. This series is designed as a basic introduction to the whole adventure of gardening, and it’s FREE! Whether you are trying to revive some garden beds in your backyard of just joined a community garden in your neighborhood – we hope you will join us!

All workshops are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Lakewood City Hall in Lakewood Towne Center, 6000 Main Street SW.

Instructors are from the Tacoma-Pierce County Community Gardens, a program of Pierce Conservation District and Pierce County Public Works & Utilities Environmental Education.

Here is the schedule of classes:

  • March 12: Starting from Seeds
  • April 9: Garden Soil 101
  • May 14: Planting and Maintaining Your Summer Vegetable Garden
  • June 11: Garden Bugs, Plant Diseases & Non-toxic Alternatives in the Garden
  • July 9: Summer Harvesting then Planting & Planning Your Fall Garden
  • August: No Workshops
  • September 10: Composting Basics
  • October: 8: Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter

RSVP – Pre-registration is not required but is helpful. Online: . Voice Mail: (253) 798-4133.

City Celebrates Outgoing Raider Brigade

On Feb. 21, the City of Lakewood celebrated its longstanding relationship with 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division , its Community Connector to Joint Base Lewis-McChord .

The event was a held at Thornewood Castle, where owners Deanna and Wayne Robinson have been longtime supporters of the Raider Brigade. It has been the site of several celebrations in honor of 4-2's return from deployment. Col. Jody Miller and wife Stacy honored Deanna with a special painting.

This month, the Raider Brigade is scheduled to deactivate, and JBLM will assign the City of Lakewood a new connector brigade. Still, the relationship with 4-2 is one that Lakewood will always remember.

The community continuously showed an outpouring support for the soldiers, which they said they always appreciated. When the Raider Brigade lost a soldier, we mourned as a community. And when they came home this year, we celebrated by throwing one of the largest parades the community has ever seen.

"It has been an honor," Mayor Don Anderson told the 50 or so people who attended.

Visit our Facebook page to view photos of the event.