Hobby Lobby has released a statement correcting a viral Internet hoax claiming that the company was closing down all of its stores. Last week, a widely circulated article from the conservative website US Herald initially claimed that Hobby Lobby was closing down its stores. The Oklahoma-based craft store company, overseen by a devout Christian family, shut down rumors of store closure in a statement released on Saturday. “Hobby Lobby often hears from concerned customers

who have read on social media that the company is closing its doors,” stated Hobby Lobby.   “The online article gives the impression that Hobby Lobby founder and CEO, David Green, has decided to shut down all Hobby Lobby stores. “The good news is that the report is false. Hobby Lobby is not closing stores. In fact, the company is experiencing tremendous growth, opening 50 new stores in 2017 with plans to open more in the following years,” continued Hobby Lobby.  READ MORE