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[KHTS] – Hobby Lobby announced its plans for Santa Clarita expansion have been pushed back to 2017, a corporate official said Wednesday.

The Oklahoma-based craft store chain involved in a controversial Supreme Court decision on health care and birth control signed a lease on a Santa Clarita Valley property last year.

hobby-lobby-open-santa-clarita-store-valencia-2015-43306Originally planned to open early this year, the date has been pushed back — but a corporate official Wednesday said he was unclear of the reason.

“We are coming to Santa Clarita, but it looks like it’s going to be summer of 2017,” said Vince Parker, correspondence manager for the store.

“I couldn’t even tell you the reason,” he said, citing he was unclear if it was a permit issue or part of a temporary change in plans.

The store is keeping its lease on the location for the time being, and when the store does come to Santa Clarita, it’ll be at the planned location at Bouquet Canyon Plaza, near Newhall Ranch Road and Bouquet Canyon Road.

The site is not currently listed in the store’s planned openings.

“Hobby Lobby has signed a lease for the former 52,000 square foot Orchard Supply Hardware space at the Bouquet Canyon Shopping Center,” according to a news release from Cypress Retail Group, which posted the information on its site.

The Hobby Lobby location is part of a 200,000-square-foot shopping center that includes Best Buy, Trader Joe’s, Petco, Office Max and Sola Salon as tenants.

Hobby Lobby is scheduled to open their doors in early 2015. The lease was announced in July.

In the decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court ruled June 30 that federal law gives for-profit businesses owned by a small group a right to refuse, for religious reasons, to provide birth control methods and services for their employees, according to a SCOTUSblog post by Lyle Denniston.

The 5-4 vote gained national attention last year for the craft store’s policies, which ran counter to Obamacare regulations as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The court found: “As applied to closely held corporations, the regulations promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services requiring employers to provide their female employees with no-cost access to contraception violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” according to the blog post.

 

 

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  1. They are already building out inside???

  2. Carol Round Carol Round says:

    Ashley Farnsworth London

  3. Looks like some other store is going in there in the interim……I was wondering why it wasn’t Hobby Lobby

  4. Walked by there the other day and the signs state there is a Bible museum or something like that going in…

  5. Kari Schneider McDaniel

  6. Mary Haskell Mary Haskell says:

    Laura Bye Deanna Miller….

  7. The best new business on this corner is in the Bouquet Center between Vons and CVS. Royal Tandoor is an authentic Indian restaurant. The prices are very reasonable and the food is AMAZING! We no longer have to go to Pasadena for good Indian food. They have a lunch buffet from 11-3pm seven days a week for only $8.95. Please check it out!

  8. So the site will remain empty for two years? What an eyesore.

  9. Roseanne Conner it’s a bible museum going in there now. So disappointed!!

  10. What ?!?!? That suxxxxxx !!

  11. When it gets pushed back that far, it likely means never coming at all.

  12. I heard they were putting a bible miseum in until ot becomes a Hobby Lobby……they are working on the inside…you can see the construction when you drive by.

  13. Why does it still say greenhouse cafe? They’ve been gone forever.

  14. What the hell is a bible museum? Becca Rollins-Garcia

  15. Elizabeth Nivon McAnnally, Tracy Viergutz sad news!

  16. Erin Bassett Erin Bassett says:

    Here’s the link to the museum that will be going in there until Hobby Lobby opens: http://explorepassages.com

  17. Stephanie Childs Brayman NOOOOOO!!!! :( Now this may truly be confirmation that you are to move to Georgia and have your Hobby Lobby NOW!

  18. Terri Ramsey Terri Ramsey says:

    Bummer! Off to Burbank I go to spend my $$$$

  19. Michelle Barnett-Milligan

  20. It seems that Santa Clarita makes it very difficult for stores or restaurants to open out here ..we have so many empty shops …like others said off to Burbank or Oxnard to spend my money !

  21. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    We do not want Hobby Lobby and that regressive mythology anywhere near Trader Joe’s! Talk about a clash of cultures.

  22. Kimm Webber Kimm Webber says:

    I ❤️ #hobbylobby !

  23. Emily Ball says:

    I do not want that regressive organization anywhere near Trader Joe’s. Talk about a clash of cultures!

  24. Was by there today. Full of boxes inside. Bible museum moving in.

  25. Robyn Hodge Robyn Hodge says:

    The building will not remain empty. The Bible Museum is being built inside. My understanding is that that Museum is operated and funded by Hobby Lobby. Once the. Museum has completed its tour, Hobby Lobby will open has a store on the lease they already have. That is my understanding of the building. I also think that traffic will be even more dreadful through there than now.

  26. Cathryn Annmarie Walsh i guess back to Burbank we go!

  27. Sunni Schaffer-Perkins don’t keep your hopes up

  28. Emily hits the nail on the head! Hobby Lobby is a hateful company that discriminates against people who do not agree with their beliefs.

    • What makes them hateful?

    • Amy Estrada Amy Estrada says:

      Your statement makes me believe you are a hateful person discriminant to their beliefs..

    • Robyn Hodge Robyn Hodge says:

      Emily doesn’t have her facts straight. If you don’t agree with them that’s fine but don’t state things that aren’t true. Every employers HR department works with the insurance companies deciding on how much the employee will pay verses the insurance company and what actually the insurance will cover. This is a big negotiating factor that ultimately determines the employees share of cost. In the end Hobby Lobby is, can and has covered ALL but 4 types of birth control. They are a private company and have that right. Don’t like it, don’t work there. If you read your insurance policy for whoever you work for I guarantee you have all sorts of exclusions as well. These guys are just getting hammered because people keep reporting half truths or erroneous facts like the one here above from Emily.

  29. Bummer Jenn Burruel Hill

  30. Terri Wilson Terri Wilson says:

    Soo bummed out! Was Soo looking forward to them being out here!

  31. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores wins! ahahaha see eveyone at the new store April 10th ;) Here I know I can work comfortably with gay coworkers (without BS from coprorate ideologies) and be judged by how I do my job and not what I look like!

  32. John Rubin John Rubin says:

    I will never set foot in the place. Just what we don’t need in Santa Clarita, a narrow minded business trying to force its religious beliefs on everyone. Let’s hope they never open.

  33. Sara Weber Sara Weber says:

    No! I love Hobby Lobby and was anxiously awaiting for it to open!

    • Kelli Bolen Kelli Bolen says:

      Sara, I was anxiously waiting too! My husband brought home a pamphlet for the Passages Exhibit that will be there from April until Feb. 2017. The exhibit looks impressive and many of the items are from the owner of Hobby Lobby’s personal collection and will include some of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Should be great to see, but I’m disappointed I have to wait for Hobby Lobby. The website is explorepassages.com.

    • Kelli Bolen Kelli Bolen says:

      I looked again and the exhibit is there until Feb. 2016, not 2017.

  34. Elyse Karsik Elyse Karsik says:

    Can’t wait for Hobby Lobby!!!

  35. Well Susan Barnes-De Cenzo, it is and if you come to the zoo we can spend our whole evening at the one 6 minutes from my house. :)

  36. I can’t believe it.I was looking forward to shopping there. Oh well guess I will have to wait!

  37. We are getting one this summer

  38. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    I am a Realtor and an attorney. I stand by everything I post and have plenty of clients. If you are a regressive evangelical, I will not represent you.

  39. I guess I don’t understand. Jobs are a good thing especially for young folks. Why would anyone object to the idea of keeping revenue in our town?

  40. Lisa Easley can you share more on passages :))

  41. We don’t need them anyways .
    Need to keep our BEVERLY’S
    IN BUSINESS! !!

  42. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    Denise, this privately held company wants to deny benefits that those young folk would receive at any other employer in town. Hobby Lobby wants to play gynecologist. Hobby Lobby does not have a problem with 70 year old men receiving Viagra for free with the Hobby Lobby health care plan but prevents women of all ages from receiving birth control for free with the Hobby Lobby health care plan.

    • Then don’t work for Hobby Lobby they are standing up for what they believe in!People have their free will to work or shop there just like you have your free will to put your liberal BS on here.

    • Guy N. Stóras says:

      Emily Ball – Hobby Lobby’s health care plan: A) does not cover Viagra; B) it does cover free 16 out of 20 FDA-approved contraceptive methods, from “the pill” to “the patch”; C) it does not cover the four methods the FDA says has the potential to prevent implantation of a fertilized egg after contraception.

    • Why don’t you do some research. Hobby lobby does have birth control options for their employees. They just don’t have to provide the type of birth control that ends the life of a fertilized egg. What is wrong with that. Plus anyone who wants that type of birth control would not get a job there.

    • Thanks Emily!!! I agree! Not employer choice, personal choice. My boss doesn’t tell me that eating my double cheeseburger is going to kill me and therefore I’m prohibited from getting their insurance.

    • Robyn Hodge Robyn Hodge says:

      Every employers HR department works with the insurance companies deciding on how much the employee will pay verses the insurance company and what actually the insurance will cover. This is a big negotiating factor that ultimately determines the employees share of cost. In the end Hobby Lobby is, can and has covered ALL but 4 types of birth control. They are a private company and have that right. Don’t like it, don’t work there. If you read your insurance policy for whoever you work for I guarantee you have all sorts of exclusions as well. These guys are just getting hammered because people keep reporting half truths or erroneous facts like the one here above from Emily.

    • I would never trust a “lawyer” who doesn’t know all of the facts.

  43. Hobby Lobby is the best!

  44. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    Natalie, I went to Light and Life!

  45. “Bible museum”- kind of an oxymoron. Isnt there a church right nearby for ppl to get their fix of religion?- Oh, wait, the whole SC Valley is already plastered with churches, they do SO need more religious ANYTHING taking up space

  46. Sue Ryia Sue Ryia says:

    Megan Happ, so bummed!

  47. Janis Van Ostrand Nakutin

  48. Mary Kaye Charnie-Druliner!

  49. Dave Colburn Dave Colburn says:

    Greenhouse Cafe? Might as well call it Sokez. Neither one have been there for years.

  50. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    Danielle, I am all for people demanding what is right from their employers!

  51. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    If anyone would like to speak with me, please email me: emilyball523@att.net. I do not receive replies within this post!

  52. Jeff Gibeau Jeff Gibeau says:

    Regressive mythology? Sit down…you’re clueless.

  53. I am sorry it is delayed… I was looking forward to shopping and spending my money supporting my hobbies and the confounded notion that business owners have the right to their beliefs, even if they conflict with mine.

  54. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    Michael Finger, if your approach to business had any traction, you would be rich.

  55. Another site said Hobby Lobby can’t be there now because Aaron Brothers has in their lease no similar competitor in the shopping center. Their lease is up in two years. The Bible museum is temporary.

  56. Emily…abortion being birth control is clearly something only a slimy ass attorney would say..that is what they will not provide a benefit for is an abortion…it is their business and they can do that if they want…as an attorney, to which i would never hire or recommend a half assed one who believes they pick and chose what rights should be defended, you should know and understand…but that doesn’t surprise me based on my numerous dealings with attorneys who generally have morals that make their clients look like saints….

  57. Somebody who is not going to open until 2017 they sure have a lot of merchandise in there.

  58. Hobby Lobby is a PTA mom’s dream!! Can’t wait!!

  59. Can they open a Cheesecake Factory instead !!!!!?????

  60. Omg! I’m so mad now! That’s the one thing I’ll miss when I move from Vegas to Calif!

  61. Was so looking forward to it opening….back to driving to Burbank for a Good craft store. Hopefully it still ends up here….jobs for some & less empty bldgs are good for here.

  62. Ahhh, the kumbaya moments of this past weekend standing against Westboro are now over and here we are again…

  63. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    Regressive mythology pushers are not a protected class under the Constitution of the United States. I am so happy that Hobby Lobby flinched. Hobby Lobby does not belong anywhere near Valencia.

  64. Melissa Humboldt, well at least We didn’t miss out just yet lol

  65. Robyn Hodge Robyn Hodge says:

    Every employers HR department works with the insurance companies deciding on how much the employee will pay verses the insurance company and what actually the insurance will cover. This is a big negotiating factor that ultimately determines the employees share of cost. In the end Hobby Lobby is, can and has covered ALL but 4 types of birth control. They are a private company and have that right. Don’t like it, don’t work there. If you read your insurance policy for whoever you work for I guarantee you have all sorts of exclusions as well. These guys are just getting hammered because people keep reporting half truths or erroneous facts.

  66. I’m confused? Someone fill me in please birth control ???

  67. Amanda Girch Amanda Girch says:

    Carrie Yandrich Franz Kathy Jones

  68. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    Robyn, no matter how many times you repeat yourself, you still do not sound like an American.

  69. Fatin Sako Fatin Sako says:

    Oh man, I’m going to go broke. Love Hobby Lobby. So excited it’s coming to Santa Clarita.

  70. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    Lisa Christensen, I wish you the best! And you are welcome at my house for Christmas, as long as you stop creeping on me. I do not have what you need.

  71. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    Look at you, Sarah, engaged with a baby. Charming.

  72. This is an email from August so this isn’t a new development. I heard, not from this man, that Aaron Brothers has a non-compete clause but I’m not sure that is the restriction he mentions.

  73. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    Now that all of the alcoholic/tweeker regressive mythology pushers have been distracted, let me say again that Hobby Lobby does not belong near Trader Joe’s. Clash of cultures. Glad Hobby Lobby flinched. Nite nite.

  74. Rob says:

    hobby lobby can’t go in right a way because the owner of the center has a non competitive agreement with Aaron’s brothers (which is owned by michaels which obviously wouldn’t want a hobby lobby in town) that ends in 2017. They are sub leasing to a traveling Bible Museum in the mean time but hobby lobby holds the lease.

  75. Rob says:

    Hobby lobby will go in.

  76. for those of you who think Hobby Lobby is just a store owned by Christians who don’t like certain types of birth control, and what’s the harm in shopping there even though they have a different view then you… here is something else the owner of Hobby Lobby is up to. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/hobby-lobbys-steve-green-launches-a-new-project-a-public-school-bible-curriculum/2014/04/15/e26a1176-c4d1-11e3-9ee7-02c1e10a03f0_story.html

  77. Emily Ball, a “woman” that needs her employer to provide birth control, isn’t really a “woman” at all!!

  78. Emily Ball, a “woman” that needs her employer to provide birth control, isn’t really a “woman” at all!!

  79. Emily ball not qualified to practice law in CA ? That one?

  80. Emily ball not qualified to practice law in CA ? That one?

  81. Guess I’ll still be making the drive to Burbank! Love Hobby Lobby & that they’re coming to make awesometown truly awesome!! Hobby Lobby does not try to force their religious beliefs on anyone. They simply do not back down on their convictions. Pretty “narrow-minded” of them to keep their principles as the core of their family-owned company, right?? Ey yi yi!

  82. Guess I’ll still be making the drive to Burbank! Love Hobby Lobby & that they’re coming to make awesometown truly awesome!! Hobby Lobby does not try to force their religious beliefs on anyone. They simply do not back down on their convictions. Pretty “narrow-minded” of them to keep their principles as the core of their family-owned company, right?? Ey yi yi!

  83. HA! That store would open in Santa Clarita!

  84. HA! That store would open in Santa Clarita!

  85. Hobby Lobby is the Disneyland of craft stores and just what this city needs! Can’t wait! Now if we could only get a decent fabric store!

  86. And by the way Emily, I’d hardly call Hobby Lobby a company that flinches. Rather ironic that instead of a craft store you’re getting a Bible museum for a while, isn’t it?

  87. Trader joes messes that parking lot up.

  88. Trader joes messes that parking lot up.

  89. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    Well, I woke up to a barrage of crazy from an old woman named Jayne Ann Saporito. Jayne, I have not practiced law in many years. I can begin practicing again at any time. I am retired, just like you are. Not sure what your point is? I know where you live, troll.

  90. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    Well, I woke up to a barrage of crazy from an old woman named Jayne Ann Saporito. Jayne, I have not practiced law in many years. I can begin practicing again at any time. I am retired, just like you are. Not sure what your point is? I know where you live, troll.

  91. Tessa Lucero says:

    @Robyn Hodge, yes you’re correct that employers and insurers decide the terms of the group health policy(ies) offered to employees. However, as I understand it, if the law requires that certain benefits be included at no cost to employees, such as well baby checkups for their children covered under the plan, then the employer does not get to decide whether or not to offer that benefit. And the Affordable Care Act requires certain benefits at no cost to employees — including mammograms, gynecological checkups, and contraception.

    @Jennifer Anderson Dunlap, time was when the SCV had two quilt shops. Both are now gone. :-(

  92. Sean King Sean King says:

    The worst part of this pic is Greenhouse Cafe is closed.

  93. I love a good Chick-Fil-A sammich after shopping at Hobby Lobby.

  94. I love a good Chick-Fil-A sammich after shopping at Hobby Lobby.

  95. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    Linda, get over yourself. There will be no Hobby Lobby. This conversation is so yesterday. I look forward to the museum. Sounds like there are going to be some interesting historical artifacts on display. The museum has absolutely nothing to with Hobby Lobby’s discrimination against its female employees. I think I know where you live, too.

  96. Trina Brat Trina Brat says:

    Andrea Crews
    Paula Marie
    Yes!!!!!

  97. Erin Maguire Erin Maguire says:

    These posts are so fun to read… Hahahha

  98. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    I totally agree, Kathy. The troll named Linda Marie Sheppard Daniels lives in Ocala, Florida. Really? On our local news site? Pathetic.

  99. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    I totally agree, Kathy. The troll named Linda Marie Sheppard Daniels lives in Ocala, Florida. Really? On our local news site? Pathetic.

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