West Allis police shut down Hobby Lobby for being a non-essential business

Posted at 2:23 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 18:21:23-04

WEST ALLIS — The West Allis Police Department shut down a Hobby Lobby store Monday morning after deeming it a non-essential business.

Under Governor Tony Evers' "Safer at Home" order, all businesses that are deemed non-essential are to shut down and close their doors until the pandemic is under control.

A Hobby Lobby in West Allis, however, failed to do so. TMJ4 News confirmed that West Allis police informed Hobby Lobby that their West Allis location was not in compliance with the "Safer at Home" order.

Hobby Lobby was cooperative and closed their doors.

According to the West Allis Police Department, officers had to inform several businesses that they were not in compliance. All those businesses were cooperative.

We have reached out to Hobby Lobby for comment and are waiting to hear back.

If you are a business owner and are unsure if your business is considered essential, contact the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

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