Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



Located in the old Haggen Grocery building, the store is currently seeking employee applications.

COURTESY OF HOBBY LOBBY - Hobby Lobby will soon occupy space that once housed Albertsons and Haggen Grocery.Hobby Lobby, the long-awaited replacement to the vacant Haggen Grocery store in Sherwood, is expected to open in late February, bringing with it between 35 and 50 new jobs that pay $15.70 for full-time employees and $12.50 for part-time help.

The store will open at 9 a.m. on Feb. 24 in the 50,000-square-foot space once occupied by Albertson's (and later by Haggen Grocery) at Tualatin-Sherwood Road and Highway 99W, according to a news release from the Oklahoma-based company.

"We are happy to see the larger vacant space be filled with a new business to Sherwood," Sherwood City Manager Joe Gall said Thursday.

This will be the seventh location in Oregon for Hobby Lobby, which is the nation's largest privately owned arts and crafts stores.

"Once you visit Hobby Lobby, you will see that we are very unique, offering the widest variety of merchandise in the craft and home decor market under one roof," Kelly Black, Hobby Lobby director of advertising said in a news release. "We're tremendously excited about becoming a part of the Sherwood community."

Started as a miniature frame company by David Green in 1972, Hobby Lobby now has 850 stores nationwide and offers 70,000 crafting and home decor products.

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