On July 4, a full-page ad sponsored by Christian-owned Hobby Lobby (an Oklahoma City-based arts-and-crafts company), ran in the Star and many other newspapers. The ad claimed the United States is a nation founded on God and Christianity.
Sales associate Courtney Hilton, right, hustles to get her table display finished at the new Hobby Lobby store at Broadway and Craycroft. Katrijn Beci, down from Ahwatukee to train the new employees, watches.
Work continues on the facade of a new commercial building at Broadway and Craycroft. The building will house Stein Mart and Hobby Lobby, along with other shops. Builders say the corner plot will have a Southwest look, with earthy colors.