Hobby Lobby to Open Store in DuBois

DUBOIS – Clearfield County is getting another arts-and-crafts store.

According to GANT News partner WJAC-TV, retail giant Hobby Lobby plans to construct a 55,000 square-foot store at the Sandy Plaza at 5820 Shaffer Rd., in DuBois, which previously housed a Kmart store.

A company spokesperson says the store’s projected opening is sometime late in the first quarter of 2020.

According to the Hobby Lobby Web site, in 1970, David and Barbara Green took out a $600 loan to begin making miniature picture frames out of their home.

Two years later, the fledgling enterprise opened a 300-square-foot store in Oklahoma City, Okla., and from that Hobby Lobby was born.

Today, with more than 850 stores, Hobby Lobby is the largest privately-owned arts-and-crafts retailer in the world with over 37,500 employees and operating in 46 states.

Hobby Lobby is primarily an arts-and-crafts store, but also includes hobbies, picture framing, jewelry making, fabrics, floral and wedding supplies, cards and party ware, baskets, wearable art, home accents and holiday merchandise.

Corporate headquarters include over 10 million square feet of manufacturing, distribution and an office complex in Oklahoma City, Okla. Hobby Lobby also maintains offices in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Yiwu, China.

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