Good news for area crafters, Hobby Lobby has recently signed a lease for nearly 53-thousand square feet of space in the Times Square Mall in Mt. Vernon.
Hobby Lobby is expected to open sometime in the first quarter of next year. It will be the first Hobby Lobby located in Mt. Vernon, with the next closest store listed in Carbondale and Fairview Heights.
Hobby Lobby will train a store manager and co- manager at another store, and then they will relocate them to Mount. Vernon store.
They will be hiring from 30 to 50 local employees.