The Ham Shoppe on Broadstone Road in Valle Crucis is moving about 3 miles down the street across from the Mast General Store Annex.

The Watauga Democrat reports the old location that’s been around for nearly 30 years will be torn down for the construction of the new Watauga River bridge.

According to the report, the Ham Shoppe will reopen at its new location on Friday, March 29th.

Work on the new Watauga River bridge will begin this fall and will be phased in slowly over the next several years to keep a steady traffic flow on 105.