Hobby Lobby to open store in Yukon
Hobby Lobby has finalized a deal which will allow the retailer to open a 55,000-square-foot store in Yukon.
Susan Bailey, grand opening coordinator, said Monday Hobby Lobby would begin construction “soon” on the new site, located in the Target shopping center on Garth Brooks Boulevard. The store was expected to bring about 35 to 50 jobs. Employees would earn about $9.50 per hour for part-time work and $14 per hour for full-time positions, Bailey said.
No opening date or construction schedule was yet available, Bailey said. Crews had roped off the site and were preparing for dirt work last week.
“Hobby Lobby is thrilled to add our store to this vibrant crafting community. We look forward to serving local shoppers by providing an easy, convenient and service-oriented shopping experience that is unmatched in the craft and home decor market,” said John Schumacher, assistant vice president of advertising.
Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Hobby Lobby began as Greco in 1970. Founder David Green changed the name to Hobby in 1972. The company now has almost 600 stores across the country.