By ANNE ELGIN
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
A new national retail chain will be moving into the Mercer Mall later in the year.
Hobby Lobby, one of America's fastest growing arts and crafts chains, is coming to the mall, according to a company spokesman.
Hobby Lobby offers more than 67,000 crafting and home decor products, according to the company website.
A spokesperson at Hobby Lobby corporate offices confirmed last week that a new store will be coming to Mercer Mall.
Renovation work has not yet begun, but a target opening date is late 2014.
Mercer Mall Manager Dennis McAllister declined comment when asked about the new store.
McAllister said an official company announcement will be made in the future.
Hobby Lobby’s website lists Bluefield’s “opening date to be announced” and “employment information to follow.”
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