A national craft and home decor retailer is preparing to open its new store in Bossier City.

The newest Hobby Lobby Store will be in Kroger Marketplace at the corner of George Dement Boulevard and Airline Drive. Construction is underway on the 57,000-square-foot building.

According to a news release, this is Hobby Lobby's 14th location in Louisiana, and it's projected to open in late October. The location will bring between 35 and 50 jobs to the community, paying just over $15 an hour for full-time and a little over $10 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," said Assistant Vice President of Advertising John Schumacher. "We're tremendously excited about becoming a part of the community."

Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9AM until 8PM. The stores are closed on Sundays.

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