CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Hobby Lobby announced Friday night that all United States stores are closing temporarily amid the pandemic after facing criticism for remaining open in some locations.
"We know our customers relied on us to provide essential products, including materials to make personal protective equipment, such as face masks, educational supplies for the countless parents who are now educating their children from home, and the thousands of small arts and crafts businesses who rely on us for supplies to make their products," Hobby Lobby said in a statement.
This comes after some Hobby Lobby stores in Dallas county are in legal trouble for remaining open.
A Dallas county judge yesterday issued an order to Hobby Lobby stores there, telling them to shut down.
Sheriff's deputies posted the order on storefronts of Dallas Hobby Lobby stores.
A Hobby Lobby store at Moore Plaza was open Friday and selling supplies before the announcement.
A sign on their front door said they are an essential business because they sell mask supplies, educational supplies, and office supplies. The sign also said they carry components for at-home small businesses.