Put aside the controversy over their corporate policies and practices, they have a great selection, sales people that are helpful and polite. They lack the local feel, they lack an acknowledgment that their customers are not all white women in their 30-40's. They lack the ability to update with technology that is efficient ie where's a good app? Where's a good website? Heck...... If you buy a sales item and you don't tell the cashier it's on sale their register rings it up full price, their cashiers shouldn't have to look up every sales item to give you the sales price, I have paid full price for sales items more times then I care to remember...... Fix those issues now, before you lose more customers. Don't be the walmart of art stores, get more locally sourced items, get rid of the "junk" from China as much as possible, and expand from Poughkeepsie over to kingston, it's a smart business move for your company, heck bud it in town of ulster near all the other big box chain stores, save on taxes, but at least be available on the west side of the Hudson River, there's a market waiting for you to open a store here.... Oh and beat out the competition by offering free yes I said free, meaning hiring local artists to teach classes for free, their no reason to charge for a class when you are literally selling the needed supplies to the people that attend the free classes, hiring local artists to teach is a no brainer in a community that is very local economy aware and concerned. So you can carry your cheap china products, as well as your quality good priced products, and still feel like a more local experience. Either way, it's going to be a mixed bag, some people won't shop at the store because of the bad press, hostility towards minorities, lack of good corporate judgement in a modern environment ie stop denying birth control , stop not serving gay customers, be friendly and welcoming to everyone, if you claim to be Christian then accept that part of that belief system is accepting of way , despite all that it's a smart move to close in on kingston ny and provide the great prices, the poor artists are waiting for you and there's a plethora of poor local artists.
Why Not??? Because this store is so AMAZING I would never receive a check!!! There are so many beautiful items in the store and the quality and selections makes an imaginative person mind go crazy thinking of so many ideas, given so many ideas and looking at so many ideas that the possibilities are endless! If I worked at ANY Hobby Lobby Store, I would owe them at the end of the pay period because I would've have them hold numerous items for me to take home! This store is awesome! all you haters, stop leaving your personal spiritual, christen or human rights debates from this particular forum. This is for customers that want to either applaud or refute or not like products or customer service. Evidently, If you've heard of personal opinions that were not stated by the individuals that actually will there,then you're guilty of taking your frustrations out on innocent people that obviously like their jobs and have to deal with opinionated individuals such as yourself. If a particular employee offended you or did or said something that was construed as abnormal company policies or actions,then contact their manager or supervisor. But to put this company on blast for something You've heard on the news or a social feed is pathetic and being voiced on the wrong forum. Hobby Lobby doors work like any other business, they allow you to come in or go out - your choice,your money! for any creative, imaginative person,this store is a GOLD MINE! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT - AND I do agree that some of the prices are higher than a mad cats back!!!
I bought an RC Nitro Evader S/T car off ebay and whoah! I took it into the shop because a lot was messed up on the vehicle. The guy was really nice and even instantly stopped his current conversation to help me out. He showed me how to check for bad servos and my throttle servo was bad. He said I could swap my FUTABA servo from airplane to the car when I had asked him if I could. He also instructed to clean the whole engine up inside and out with denatured alcohol and to replace the glow plug. Car almost runs good, now all I gotta do is replace a leaking gas tank. Leaks when pressurized. Went up there to tell them I finally got all the kinks out and just need to order a replacement tank. They ordered monday and said I could pickup Wednesday. I LOVE THIS PLACE FOR RC CARS!!! GREAT SERVICE!!! they even throw in cheap parts for free sometimes just to help you out. ABSOLUTE FAN!!!