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New Heartland Hobby Lobby building taking shape

Crews building the new Hobby Lobby (KTVO/Jacqueline Schutte)

The new Hobby Lobby in Kirksville is now taking shape.

A huge crane was lifting the building's pre-fabricated concrete walls into place on Monday.

Construction crews on scene told KTVO that the 360-ton crane was extended 12-stories into the air.

The concrete panels range in weight from 60,000 to over 70,000 pounds each.

On the other side of the site, a separate crew was pouring concrete and making the store's parking lot.

The construction crews are from Florida and Alabama -- with some local businesses and workers too.

There were about 20 workers at the site today, who said they had been there since 7 a.m.

They were also about five heavy machines running, including a uni-loader, a track hoe, and a bulldozer.

The target opening date for the Kirksville Hobby Lobby is this September.


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