Hobby Lobby is coming to Boone Mall.

The Watauga Democrat reports the largest privately owned arts and crafts retailer will be moving into the space formerly occupied by JC Penny.

According to the report, Hobby Lobby Stores Incorporated signed an extendable 12 year lease agreement on January 18th.

The company has been expanding, opening 51 new stores last year, bringing the total number of stores to 791.

While the company specializes in arts and crafts merchandise, it also offers picture framing, floral and wedding supplies, cards and party ware, home accents, holiday merchandise and more.

According to the report, opening date for the new Boone Mall location has not been set.