Hobby Lobby, a private arts and crafts chain, has planned a grand opening
celebration today, Sept. 16, at its new store in Leesburg. A ribbon-cutting
ceremony with officials from Leesburg and the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce is
set for 9 a.m.
The store – a 45,000-square-foot facility at Route 15 and Fort Evans Road – marks the company’s sixth location in Virginia.
“Each new Hobby Lobby location contributes to increased foot traffic, generates sales tax, and adds new jobs that enable us to become an integral part of the community while sharing in the growth of both the city and the state,” said John Schumacher, Hobby Lobby’s assistant vice president of advertising, in a statement provided by the town.
The Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., grew out of Greco Products, a miniature picture frames company founded in a garage by David Green in 1970. Today, Hobby Lobby more than 500 stores across the country.
Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. All Hobby Lobby stores are closed on Sunday.