Being a business owner who has seen recessions come and go, I always get a warm fuzzy feeling when I see national chain stores and restaurants show up in my community. I recently posted about our two new restaurants, Carrabba's and Longhorn Steak House that are being finished right now. That's exciting!
But, when I see retail chains bringing new business to the area I get really excited. If the company has done their homework they have realized that demographically there is a market here. The latest of our national chains is "Hobby Lobby."
I became familiar with Hobby Lobby when I lived in Tulsa and Broken Arrow, OK in the early 1980s. It was amazing. Years later, when we traveled back to Tulsa, I introduced my wife to the mega hobby store. She was in love! My wife is a very crafty lady, and Hobby Lobby is a crafter's dream come true.
It doesn't matter if you're into flower arranging, rubber stamping, model cars and airplanes, woodworking and wood-burning, scrap-booking or a dozen other hobbies - they have it all, and they have some of the finest employees you will ever meet. It is like a hobbyist wonderland. So, along with the rest of Winchester, VA, I welcome Hobby Lobby to our great community.