Hobby Lobby to open three California stores in former Mervyn’s sites

Oak Brook, Ill. -- Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust Inc. said Wednesday that Inland Western MDS Portfolio LLC, one of its wholly owned subsidiaries, has signed three leases with Hobby Lobby to occupy 227,450 sq. ft. of former Mervyn’s locations in California.

The three new stores, firsts to their respective markets, include a 76,211-sq.-ft. location in Temecula, a 76,248-sq.-ft. location in Roseville and a 74,991-sq.-ft. location in Rancho Cucamonga.

The stores are projected to open this fall.

The three Hobby Lobby locations are the second, third and fourth in the state of California, following the opening of the first location in Visalia, Calif., last year. Hobby Lobby is based in Oklahoma City.