OK, you need some frames, some beads, some seasonal decorations, some fabric… you need something to aid you in working your favorite hobby. Some paint, some glue, a box to keep it all in.
This is Hobby Lobby. Located on Park Avenue it is a great place when you need one thing, lots of things or just want to browse the seasonal isles looking for decorating ideas.
The store is huge. The isles are brightly lit, always clean, and while the shelves are always well stocked, the isles are not clogged or hard to navigate.
The store is arranged so you can find what you need without too much hassle. The flowers and fabrics are just inside the door, with specials and seasonal items sometimes on display up front as well. The isles with “clearance items” are also close to the front, and the store has a habit of not messing with the arrangement of where things are, so you can always locate your particular needs.
The seasonal isles are constantly switched out, to focus on the latest holiday or season. There are specials offered there as well, sometimes a pre-season sale, sometimes end of season sale. Either way, you can always find a bargain.
Not that the prices aren’t great when there isn’t a sale! The regular prices are low, so that special project will not end up costing you an arm and a leg.
The staff is always helpful and courteous as well, making this a pleasurable experience to shop. Also note that they are just as knowledgeable as they are helpful. There know where things are, they know what they are used for, and they can help you with the application. I want to make special mention of the custom framing staff, who have always been great at helping me work out a good framing solution when needed and they professionally put together my art work or certificates with the chosen materials quickly and at a very reasonable price.
Hobby Lobby covers more than just what I have mentioned here. Everything from Bridal accents to scrap books to stained glass to doll houses to party planning, the supplies are all here. All you add is a bit of imagination and they will provide the supplies. This is a wonderful place to shop for all those special needs and the prices are just right.