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Hobby Lobby to be built in Turlock
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The land directly next to Lowes Home Improvement will soon be home to Hobby Lobby, the largest privately owned arts and crafts retailer in the world. - photo by ANGELINA MARTIN/The Journal

Craft lovers of Turlock have a reason to celebrate, as Hobby Lobby will soon be bringing its arts and crafts expertise to Monte Vista Crossings.


In April, Street Level Investments applied for permits to construct a 55,000 square foot retail building at 3701 Countryside Dr., which is just north of Lowe’s Home Improvement and will be directly across from the developing Ten Pin Fun Center.


Hobby Lobby is the largest privately owned arts and crafts retailer in the world, employing approximately 32,000 employees and operating more than 700 stores in 47 states. The store primarily sells arts and crafts, but also includes hobby supplies, picture framing, jewelry making, fabrics, floral and wedding supplies, cards and part ware, baskets, wearable art, home accents and holiday merchandise.


In May, a similarly-sized Hobby Lobby opened in Fresno, creating 35 to 50 jobs for the community.


Street Level Investments was unable to be reached for comment, but according to City of Turlock Chief Building Official Eric Picciano, the development is still going through the permit process with the City. This story will be updated when more information becomes available.