Hobby Lobby

A Hobby Lobby store is seen in Vernon Hills, Ill., Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

SELINSGROVE — Hobby Lobby will be opening at the former Weis Markets location next to the Susquehanna Valley Mall.

Spinoso Real Estate Group, the owners of the mall and adjoining property, announced the deal with the privately-owned national arts and crafts retail store Wednesday.

"We welcome the addition of this highly sought-after retailer," said Chris Fiello, director of leasing at Spinoso, who said the company is focused on "attracting new, vibrant retailers ... to revitalize large vacant spaces."

An opening date has not been determined.

Mall General Manager Margie Deppen said improvements have been made to the 52,532-square-foot building that has been vacant since 2018.

Hobby Lobby is the largest privately-owned arts retailer in the U.S., with more than 900 stores offering 70,0000 crafting and home decor products. This will be the first Hobby Lobby in the area, with the closest store in Harrisburg.

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