Hobby Lobby to open in August

Hobby Lobby to open in August
MORGAN HILL CA/USA - JULY 3 2014: Hobby Lobby store exterior. Hobby Lobby is a chain of retail arts and crafts stores based in Oklahoma City Oklahoma in the United States.

SAN MARCOS — The county’s first Hobby Lobby is set to open in San Marcos in August, the company said in a news release.

The Oklahoma-based craft and home decor store is set to occupy 58,000 square feet of the former Lowe’s building in the Creekside Marketplace, part of a city-funded renovation of the space that will now house Hobby Lobby and a WinCo grocery store.

“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,” said John Schumacher, assistant vice president of advertising.

The city is spending $15 million of its reserves on renovating the Lowe’s building and the building of a new Department of Motor Vehicles location on Rancheros Drive. The DMV is also expected to open later this summer.

Hobby Lobby representatives said the store will bring between 30 to 50 new jobs that pay $15.24 for full-time employees and $10.16 for part timers.

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