Joann, the national fabric and craft store, is opening a new location in Omaha — and it will  feature more than just your craft supplies.

The company said this will be one of its first stores to feature new elements, including craft space for taking classes and working on projects, tools available to rent and sewing services, including custom sewing.

“Research has proven our stores have become much more than a place to buy things — customers are looking to learn, explore and most importantly, share their creative journey,” said Chris DiTullio, a senior vice president at Joann’s. “We have built the new Omaha store specifically to enhance and encourage the full experience, from helping customers find inspiration, to celebrating the finished project with them.”

The grand opening will be at the store location, 13415 West Center Road, this weekend starting with a ribbon-cutting at 8:45 a.m. Friday.

There are two other Joann stores in the metro area, in Bellevue and Council Bluffs. The Ohio-based chainhas more than 865 stores in 49 states.

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