Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered June 22 to celebrate Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., next to Target, with a ribbon cutting.



Headquartered in Oklahoma, it began as Greco, a miniature picture frame company in 1970. When David Green moved his business from the family’s garage to a 300-square-foot retail space in 1972, Hobby Lobby was founded. Today, Hobby Lobby has more than 650 stores across the nation that average 55,000 square feet in size. This major Oklahoma City-based private corporation offers more than 70,000 crafting and home décor products in its stores. Departments include floral, fabric, needle art, custom framing, baskets, home accents, wearable art, arts and crafts, jewelry making, scrapbooking, and papercrafting supplies.



Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. All Hobby Lobby stores are closed on Sunday.