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Hobby Lobby Plans Fall Opening, 50 New Jobs

The new Weaverville Hobby Lobby looks to be completed and ready for opening in early September, according to a press release from the company.

Weaverville – Hobby Lobby is opening a new store in Weaverville in early September, states a press release from the company’s headquarters in Oklahoma, OK.

Construction is only a couple of months from completion on this new 55,000 square-foot building near the Weaverville Dollar Tree Store at the corner of Hilltop Drive and Northridge Commons Parkway.

The new location for the nationwide giant of hobby supplies looks to bring about 35–50 jobs to the area paying anywhere from $11 per hour for part-time and $17 per hour for full-time work.

“The success of our stores in North Carolina is a good indicator that Weaverville shoppers will be pleased with the quality, selection and value we offer in the craft and home decor market,” stated Kelly Black, Director of Advertising. “New customers and customers already familiar with the Hobby Lobby shopping experience are eagerly anticipating this store opening.”

“So excited for this,” posted Darinda Wilson Noah on Facebook. 

“Oh my, I have never been to a Hobby Lobby, now I will be able to go,” said Sussie Gullum in a post.

According to the release, “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 will be  Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 8 pm and closed on Sunday.

The store is to be the anchor of the new business center that will house two other stores in the complex. One will be a Marshall’s Department Store. When asked what the third store might be, Weaverville Town Planner James Eller said no one has contacted him. He was also asked about a rumor that a Taco Bell may be opening to the area. He told the Tribune he had heard nothing from anyone who might be connected to the Taco Bell franchise.

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