Long-Awaited Minnesota Hobby Lobby Store Opening Friday, June 9th

Joel Eisenberg

The entity filed initial process papers over one year ago.

Hobby LobbyPhoto byShutterstock

Author’s Note

This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets: Wikipedia.org, ScrapeHero.com, HobbyLobby.com, and BrainerdDispatch.com.


Wikipedia features a comprehensive and highly-attributed overview of the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain: Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., formerly Hobby Lobby Creative Centers, is an American retail company. It owns a chain of arts and crafts stores with a volume of over $5 billion in 2018... A Christian-owned company, Hobby Lobby incorporates American conservative values and Christian media.

Per ScrapeHero.com: There are 994 Hobby Lobby stores in the United States as of May 31, 2023. The state with the most number of Hobby Lobby locations in the US is Texas, with 113 stores, which is about 11% of all Hobby Lobby stores in the US.

For a list of specific Hobby Lobby locations, click here for HobbyLobby.com’s store locator list.

Now comes word that a new Minnesota location will this week add to the above location count.

Let us explore further.

Hobby Lobby, 2023

According to a report from BrainerdDispatch.com, entitled “Hobby Lobby to Open June 9,” the new entity has been long-awaited.

As excerpted from the report: The much anticipated opening of Hobby Lobby is now just days away as the hobby and craft giant retailer opens at 9 a.m. Friday, June 9... The last vestiges of J.C. Penney, which were visible yet this spring to the facade of the building, are gone. Hobby Lobby has transformed the long vacant building inside and out.

The report elaborates as to the vacancy: After sitting vacant since J.C. Penney closed in the spring of 2017, the 83,000-square-foot-building near the corner of Highway 371 and Glory Road in Baxter, is now divided into two stores. HomeGoods, which opened Nov. 19, 2022, has the smaller of the two portions.


In the event of pertinent updates to this matter, I will share them here on NewsBreak.

Thank you for reading.

This is original content from NewsBreak’s Creator Program. Join today to publish and share your own content.

Comments / 1

Published by

I am an award-winning author, screenwriter for film and television, and producer. My mission on News Break is to share socially important perspectives on both culture and pop-culture. Member of PEN America, and the WGA.

Northridge, CA

More from Joel Eisenberg

Comments / 0