Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, opens in Winston – Salem, NC. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and official grand opening celebration on Monday, March 16, at 9:00 a.m. The Winston – Salem store is Hobby Lobby’s 20th location in North Carolina. Todd Hurley is the store manager of the 55,000 square-foot retail facility located at Oxford Station Way and Hanes Mall Boulevard.

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

“Adding new jobs, generating sales tax and increasing foot traffic in new locations have allowed us to become an important part of the communities we join, while sharing in the growth of both the city and state. As we continue our nationwide expansion program, we look forward to giving customers an unparalleled shopping experience in the crafts and home decor market,” stated John Schumacher, Assistant Vice President of Advertising.

Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, 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. Today, Hobby Lobby has over 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. All Hobby Lobby stores are closed on Sunday.

For more information about Hobby Lobby, our weekly specials, coupon offers, store locations and online shopping, visit our website at www.hobbylobby.com, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hobbylobby.