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Hobby and craft store opening May 19


­Hobby Lobby Stores, a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, opens in Reno with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a grand opening celebration on Monday, May 19, at 9:00 a.m.

The store is Hobby Lobby’s third location in Nevada. The store is a 51,000 square-foot retail facility located at S. Virginia Street and Meadowood Mall Way.

The store’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public. Local dignitaries, ambassadors from the chamber of commerce and other business leaders will attend the celebration.

Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, began as Greco, a miniature picture frames company in 1970. When David Green moved his business from the family’s garage to a 300 square foot retail space in 1972, Hobby Lobby was founded.

Hobby Lobby has nearly 600 stores across the nation that average 55,000 square feet in size. This major Oklahoma City-based private corporation offers more than 70,000 crafting and home decor products in its stores.

Departments include 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.

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