March 12, 2024
press release

Spalding Village Hobby Lobby Celebrates Grand Reopening Following Tornado Devastation

All Stores at Spalding Village in Griffin, Georgia Now Fully Operational Following the January 2023 Catastrophic Tornado 

Big V Property Group is thrilled to announce the grand reopening of Hobby Lobby at Spalding Village Shopping Center in Griffin, Georgia, on March 11, 2024. This event not only signifies a major milestone in the recovery from 2023’s catastrophic tornado but also celebrates that all stores within the center are now fully operational. This grand reopening is a testament to the Griffin community's resilience, community spirit, and unwavering determination.

Just one of the devastating views of the damage incurred at Hobby Lobby in Spalding Village from the 2023 tornado

The Core of Our Rebuilding Effort

Scott Cozzali, Vice President of Construction at Big V Property Group, has led the rebuilding charge, who shares, "The rebuilding process has been an inspiring collaboration between Big V, general contractors, and the tenants. Our construction team, Brett Lipman, Garrett Patnesky, Paul Jonnet, and Francisco Rojas from the Property Management Team, and our esteemed partners at Thomas Construction and Stellar Contracting have played pivotal roles in the transformation of Spalding Village, ensuring the revival exceeds expectations."

Enhancements and Innovations

The renovation of Spalding Village introduces state-of-the-art LED lighting, a comprehensive roofing overhaul on smaller shops, and a vibrant facelift for all tenants, positioning Hobby Lobby as a cornerstone of this rejuvenation. Sealcoating and striping in the main center will be completed as warmer weather permits.

Newly rebuilt interior with brighter LED lights.

Heartfelt Appreciation

Big V Property Group extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to this remarkable journey. The dedication, hard work, and belief in a collective vision have been instrumental in reaching this momentous occasion. Big V looks forward to welcoming the community back to Spalding Village and anticipates a future filled with growth and prosperity.

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