Portland-based Pendleton Wollen Mills plans to open a new store at Boise Towne Square.

The retailer will go into the former Go! Calendars/Books/Games/Toys space next to Sephora on the mall’s lower level.

Pendleton is known for blankets and wool clothes – and opened its first store in the eponymous Pendleton, Oregon in 1896. The chain grew to more than 70 stores across the country.

Bonus fact, via Wikpedia; In 1960, a band formed as the Pendletones – named for the company’s wool shirts. The group later changed its name to the Beach Boys.

Pendleton currently has an outlet store at the ghostly Boise Factory Outlets east of Boise.

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Don has been covering news in Boise for 20 years. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.