Traverse City may be getting a new addition: a Hobby Lobby store.
The only other store in the region is in Petoskey.
According to reports:
"National arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby could open its first Traverse City store if township officials approve amending Buffalo Ridge Center’s planned unit development (PUD) to accommodate the store at the US-31 retail center.
Project plans call for a 55,000 square-foot Hobby Lobby to be constructed in the former Horizon Outlet Center, home to Lucky’s Market and the AMC Cherry Blossom 14/IMAX movie theater. The store is slated to occupy a majority of the western section of the complex where a vacant strip mall building sits today (pictured).
“(Hobby Lobby) is a very large, privately held chain that offers great pricing and a huge selection,” says developer Joe Sarafa. “The closest one is in Petoskey, and that’s a much smaller store. It’s a need that can be filled for the region."