Hobby Lobby, the craft store recently in the limelight because it challenged the part of the Affordable Care Act that mandates birth control control coverage, is coming to the Coachella Valley.
"And can you tell me of any subject that there hasn't been controversy," said La Quinta City Council Member, Terry Henderson.
All controversy aside, the store is gearing up to open it's doors in La Quinta. Lu Ann Sims is the property manager of the shopping center the store will call home.
"I'm excited," she said. "It has been a long process. It will be great for the community, the jobs, what the store has to offer I know a lot of people go out of the valley to go get hobby stuff, arts and crafts supplies and this will have everything."
The new Hobby Lobby location will also create 60 to 75 more jobs in the valley.
Construction began on the 55,000 square foot building in late June. By the end of August, the walls of the structure were going up. Each concrete wall weighs 60,000 pounds.
"So it's kind of it looks like there's not a lot done for the first two months and then all of a sudden in a day or two we stand up all these walls and then all of a sudden there's a building there," said construction superintendent, Graham Kinsman.
The building hopes to have its doors open this November, just in time for the holiday season.
"The store is huge. The decorations that they have is unbelievable. I think it's going to be awesome for the community," added Sims.
Another hobby lobby location is in the works to come to the valley -- this one in the Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center in Rancho Mirage. It would replace the space where an existing CVS stands, but would not happen for at least a year.