The pandemic has not slowed the growth of Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., across the United States or in Greater Washington.
The Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain will develop a 55,000-square-foot store at Ritchie Station Marketplace in Capitol Heights, next to the Regency Furniture showroom just off the Capital Beltway, according to information obtained through Construction Journal. South Carolina-based Cor3 Design LLC is the project architect.
This will be the sixth Hobby Lobby in Greater Washington, including a 47,000-square-foot store in Fair Lakes, in Fairfax County, that just opened in February. Hobby Lobby, which counts more than 900 stores and 43,000 employees nationwide, has opened 17 locations across the country during the pandemic, capped by its 50th Florida store earlier this month. All of its stores are now reopened.
Ritchie Station Marketplace is a roughly 1 million-square-foot retail center with such tenants as T.J.Maxx, DSW, Dave & Buster’s, Olive Garden, Gold’s Gym, Bed Bath & Beyond and BJ’s Wholesale Club. There is also a Marriott Residence Inn, three car dealerships and a planned Auto Spa, and more than 250,000 square feet of commercial still to be developed.