Today was the grand opening of the Hobby Lobby located in the back of the Meridian Crossroads Shopping Center.
The Hobby Lobby is expected to bring 40 to 50 new jobs to the city.
Twin States spoke to residents, who are excited about the new store.
“We are appreciative of having this facility to buy our supplies and bring more commerce and people into meridian, into this area of the shopping area too”, said Caulene Wilkinson, local artist.
“I just think what they’ve done with the place, it looked well stocked, it look as if it’s meant to be in this community and I am so glad”, said Tyeasha Lindsey, local crafter.
The hobby lobby will be open from 9 am to 8 pm, Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday.