Hobby Lobby is set to open one of its national chain stores in Bossier City in late October.

Construction is currently underway on the 57,000 square-foot building located at 1051 George Dement Blvd., in the Kroger Marketplace development on the corner of George Dement Boulevard and Airline Drive.

This is Hobby Lobby’s 14th location in Louisiana, and the second in Shreveport-Bossier.

The location will bring about 35–50 jobs to the community paying $15.24 per hour for full-time and $10.16 per hour for part-time associates.

“Once you visit Hobby Lobby, you will see that we are very unique, offering the widest variety of merchandise in the craft and home decor market under one roof. We’re tremendously excited about becoming a part of the community,” John Schumacher, Assistant Vice President of Advertising said.

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 650 stores across the nation that average 55,000 square feet in size.

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