Hobby Lobby's Johnson City location expected to open in mid-August

Johnson City Press • May 30, 2019 at 5:43 PM

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is set to open a new store in Johnson City.

Construction is underway on this new 55,000 square-foot building formerly occupied by Kmart on Peoples Street.

Hobby Lobby, a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, has 26 locations in Tennessee. The Johnson City store is projected to open in mid-August.

The location will bring about 35–50 jobs to the community paying $15.70 per hour for full-time and $10.45 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,” Kelly Black, director of advertising said in a news release. “We’re tremendously excited about becoming a part of the Johnson City community.”

Hobby Lobby has more than 850 stores across the nation. Each store offers more than 70,000 crafting and home decor products including floral, fabric, needle art, custom framing, baskets, home accents, wearable art, arts and crafts, jewelry making, scrapbooking and paper crafting supplies.

Store hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hobby Lobby stores are closed on Sunday.