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Hobby Lobby to make Oregon debut


Albany, Ore. -- Vintage Real Estate said that it has signed a lease with Hobby Lobby for a 61,000-sq.-ft. store at the Heritage Mall, marking the arts-and-crafts retailer’s first location in Oregon.

Hobby Lobby will be located in a former Gottschalks space. It is expected to open in the first quarter of 2014. “Our ability to quickly fill this long-vacant space is a major step in the execution of our renovation and repositioning plans for Heritage Mall,” said general manager Betsy Penson.

Vintage Real Estate acquired the 406,500-sq.-ft. mall in December 2012. On 33 acres, it has more than 52 major retailers, boutiques and restaurants including Target, Sears, Ross Dress for Less, Old Navy, Maurice’s, rue 21, Zumiez, Famous Footwear, Game Stop and Bath & Body Works.

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