|Forum topic by JustJoe||posted 10-19-2013 02:16 AM||1272 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
10-19-2013 02:16 AM
Kind of long intro here, let me lay the background, set the setting, paint the picture and so on. Or if you’re impatient you can skip on down to the questions – they’re in the last paragraph. A Hobby Lobby just opened in a city near me. They went in to the space Walmart was at before Walmart moved and super-sized. So now Hobby Lobby is there, in this semi-hidden space well off the road, sharing this giant strip-mall with a bunch of empty store spaces and what I think is the clothing store’s equivalency of Family Dollar. One of the deals we made with the devil (Walmart) when they super-sized was that they’d pay for redoing the intersection there. Of course it worked in their favor – they gamed it so that there is no left turn into the Hobby Lobby parking lot, you have to drive past and make a left at another big intersection and then go down and cut through someone else’s parking lot. Yep, all roads lead to Walamart. If you’re coming from the south it’s OK, but then you’re stuck trying to get out because there is no left-turn out of the parking lot, and a right-turn puts you on the bypass and headed out towards my place and the middle of nowhere. And to add insult to injury, the city recently decided that red-light cameras would be a great source of income so they have plastered every intersection in that area with cameras to catch anyone trying to press their luck on a yellow light.
So, it’s not surprising that
2 – I’ve never been in the store.
They did start to advertise in the local paper, but I can’t figure out what they are selling. Are they like a Michaels craft store – just a bunch of ribbons, wreaths, scrapbooking and rubber-stamping stuff? Or are they a hobby-store with hobbies like trains and slot-cars and remote-control stuff? Do they have anything woodworking related?
So if you’ve been, please fill me in.
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