America’s largest and most complete arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby, represented by Katz & Associates, announced a new, freestanding 55,000-square-foot store coming to The Villages in Florida. Longstanding real estate partner, David Emihovich of Katz & Associates, worked with Hobby Lobby’s Matthew Abnet to secure the location in Buffalo Ridge Plaza. Hobby Lobby will take possession in Q4 2022 and anticipates opening around Memorial Day 2023.
“The new store in this fast-growing community is exciting for Hobby Lobby and their customers,” said Katz’s Managing Partner David Emihovich, who has worked with Hobby Lobby to secure over 30 locations since 2013. “The location is consistently ranked as one of the most requested trade areas for them to enter, and Hobby Lobby is eager to meet that demand with this new store in the heart of The Villages.”
Hobby Lobby was founded in 1972 and currently operates 956 retail stores stocked with a treasure trove of over 80,000 arts, crafts, hobbies, home accent, seasonal, and custom framing products.
Katz & Associates began operations in January of 1996. The company currently maintains offices in New York City, Charlotte, Boca Raton, Nashville, New Jersey, and Orlando. Katz & Associates’ primary focus is assisting retailers, restaurants, and landlords in all capacities including strategic planning, market analysis, lease and sale negotiations, and dispositions.