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Hobby Lobby Opens To Eager Customers In Marlboro

Hobby Lobby filled the empty Pathmark location on Route 9.

Hobby Lobby opened in Marlboro Plaza on July 8, to a line of eager shoppers.

The craft and DIY store is filling the empty Pathmark site on Route 9, and sells seasonal items as well. Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween displays are already set up.

"There's a lot of history in this shopping center," Mayor Jon Hornik said at the grand opening ceremony. "I grew up here, and we didn't become a town until that McDonald's was built and this shopping center was built."

Independent class instructors are encouraged to apply in person once the store is open. Hobby Lobby classes include jewelry making, knitting, floral design, papercrafting, and more.

Hobby Lobby is an arts and crafts chain controlled by billionaire David Green and family in Oklahoma City with 13,000 employees and 525 big-box stores in the United States as of March, 2013. It is the third location to open in New Jersey. The other two stores are in South Plainfield and Millville. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9am to 8pm and they are closed on Sunday, according to their corporate website.

The company also runs Mardel, a large chain of Christian bookstores. The company is challenging a requirement in President Barack Obama's revised healthcare legislation that some companies must give insurance coverage for contraception drugs and devices.  In December, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor refused to block the mandate. The company was told it could continue its challenge in lower courts. 

gjc July 08, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Won't be shopping at Hobby Lobby or for that matter any store that discriminates against women's rights. Bigots no more.
ITZcoolGUY July 10, 2013 at 01:00 PM
gjc, how do they discriminate?
pattygirl July 10, 2013 at 02:04 PM
I agree with gjc. They are fighting to prohibit insurance coverage for women's contraceptive drugs and devices. I'm guessing that the billionaire owner will adopt all of the children when they are born? My money will be going to A.C. Moore or Michaels.
Jeff July 12, 2013 at 09:50 AM
Any employer who tries to force their beliefs on its employees won't get a dime of my money, and that includes Hobby Lobby.
Manalapan Resident October 13, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Pattygirl, Why would you think any employer should pay for contraceptives? Take responsibility for your own pleasures!


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