Wednesday, August 03, 2011
A Visit To Hobby Lobby
I went to browse in the new Hobby Lobby Store next to the North Wal-Mart in Salisbury yesterday. It is another store dedicated to full employment for the Chinese worker. Very few American made items. As far as a hobby store goes, it is really more of a Home Decor store. Several times larger than Michaels takes a lot of walking to see it all. Prices are about the same as Michaels. One plus they have is about a tenth of the store is dedicated to fabric and sewing, something I am glad to see return to north Salisbury since Wal-Mart did away with their fabric section. It does have the usual crafts of beads, scrap booking, limited oil paints etc. I was hoping more for things like remote control aircraft's, ships model, woodcraft's etc. A look at the people in the store will tell you what the crafts are aimed at - Young housewives with a couple of young children, the same group that goes to Michaels. For old men with the clientele that go to this store, the place will be good for eye candy but you may not find much else to interest you. A plus - it is closed Sundays to let their employees have a "normal" day of rest.