Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, opened in Mays Landing 9 a.m. New Year’s morning.

It is Hobby Lobby’s 13th location in New Jersey, a spokesperson said.

The store manager of the 50,000-square-foot retail facility at East Black Horse Pike and North McKee Avenue is Scott Jackson.

Hobby Lobby has more than 750 stores across the nation, each offering more than 70,000 crafting and home decor products, such as floral, fabric, custom framing, arts and crafts, jewelry making, scrap booking and paper crafting supplies.

The store was open until 5:30 p.m. New Year’s Day, but regular business hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hobby Lobby stores are closed on Sunday.

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., an Oklahoma City-based private corporation, began as Greco, a miniature picture frame company in 1970

Founder David Green moved his business from the family home to a 300-square-foot retail space in 1972, and Hobby Lobby was born. It is the nation’s largest privately owned arts and crafts retailer, according to the spokesperson.

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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