• National Craft and Home Decor Retailer Prepares for the Opening of its New Store in Santa Maria

    National Craft and Home Decor Retailer Prepares for the
    Opening of its New Store in Santa Maria, California


    OKLAHOMA CITY – Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, is set to open a new store in Santa Maria, California. Construction is underway on this new 45,000 square-foot building formerly occupied by Toys “R” Us; located on South Bradley Road and Columbia Drive.

    Hobby Lobby currently has 53 locations in California. The Santa Maria store is projected to open in late April. The location will bring about 35–50 jobs to the community paying $15.70 per hour for full-time and $13.00 per hour for part time associates.

    “Once you visit Hobby Lobby, you will see that we are very unique, offering the widest variety of merchandise in the craft and home decor market under one roof,” stated Kelly Black, Director of Advertising. “We’re tremendously excited about becoming a part of the Santa Maria community.”

    Hobby Lobby has over 900 stores across the nation. Each store offers more than 70,000 crafting and home decor products including 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. Hobby Lobby stores are closed on Sunday.

    Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a major Oklahoma City-based corporation began as Greco, a miniature picture frame company in 1970. When David Green moved his business  from the family garage to a 300 square-foot retail space in 1972, Hobby Lobby was born. It is now the nation’s largest privately owned arts and crafts retailer.

    For more information about Hobby Lobby, weekly specials, coupon offers, store locations and online shopping, visit hobbylobby.com, download the mobile app or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/hobbylobby.