National Craft & Home Decor Retailer Hobby Lobby Celebrates Grand Opening of its Bossier City, Louisiana Store October 8, 2015Member Newsginger Date: October 8, 2015 Contact: Zack Higbee Direct: 405-745-5403 Email: Zack.Higbee@HobbyLobby.com OKLAHOMA CITY — Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, opens in Bossier City, Louisiana, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and official grand opening celebration on Monday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. The Bossier City store is Hobby Lobby’s 14th location in the state of Louisiana. Jackson Anderson is the store manager of the 57,000 square-foot building located at 1051 George Dement Blvd., in Kroger Marketplace on the corner of George Dement Boulevard and Airline Drive. The store’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public. Local dignitaries, ambassadors from the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and other business leaders will attend the celebration. “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,” 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 650 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 papercrafting 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.