Hobby Lobby to celebrate grand opening of Sedalia store

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, will open in Sedalia with a ribbon cutting ceremony and official grand opening celebration at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15.

The Sedalia store is Hobby Lobby’s 20th location in Missouri. Charles Neiheisel is the store manager of the 55,000 square-foot retail facility at West Broadway Boulevard and Curry Street.

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

“We feel blessed for the fantastic opportunity to be a part of the Sedalia community. Our goal is for customers to experience the exceptional service, selection and value Hobby Lobby offers,” said 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 more than 650 stores across the nation that average 55,000 square-feet in size. The 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 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All Hobby Lobby stores are closed on Sunday.

For more information about Hobby Lobby, weekly specials, coupon offers, store locations and online shopping, visit www.hobbylobby.com www.facebook.com/hobbylobby.

Release courtesy of Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.

Release courtesy of Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.

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