Hobby Lobby is expected to open its new Gainesville location in late January, according to a release from the retailer.
The popular arts, crafts and home decor business has started renovations at the former Sports Authority at 5085 Wellington Road at Virginia Gateway.
The 42,000-square-foot store will be Hobby Lobby’s 11th location in the state. A Woodbridge location opened last year at the former Shoppers grocery store off Prince William Parkway.
The Gainesville store is expected to bring up to 50 jobs to the area.