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A.C. Moore Closing All 145 Stores

Michaels, the country’s largest provider of arts, crafts, framing, floral and wall décor, will assume leases for up to 40 store locations

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    A.C. Moore Is Closing All Locations

    A.C. Moore, a New Jersey-based retailer that has been a go-to for people seeking craft supplies, will be closing all of its 145 locations. The chain Michaels will be taking over some of the stores, while others will just close for good. NBC10's Tim Furlong gets reactions from some of the store's biggest fans.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019)

    New Jersey-based arts and crafts retailer A.C. Moore will close all 145 of its stores, parent company Nicole Crafts announced on Monday.

    "For over 30 years, our stores have been servicing the creative community with a vast selection of art and craft materials, with one common focus, the customer,” Anthony Piperno, the Chief Executive Officer of A.C. Moore said. “Unfortunately, given the headwinds facing many retailers in today's environment, it made it very difficult for us to operate and compete on a National level.”

    Michaels, the country’s largest provider of arts, crafts, framing, floral and wall décor, will assume leases for up to 40 A.C. Moore store locations.

    "This transaction enables us to further expand our presence in strategic markets and serve even more customers both online and in store,” Michaels CEO Mark Cosby wrote. “We are looking forward to re-opening these stores under the Michaels name in 2020 and welcoming new team members."

    A.C. Moore Closing All 145 Stores

    [NATL] A.C. Moore Closing All 145 Stores

    A.C. Moore, the New Jersey based craft retailer, has announced that it will be losing all 145 stores. The company opened its first store in 1985.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019)

    More than 5,000 people work for A.C. Moore at its stores from Maine to Florida, the company said.

    A.C. Moore’s first store opened in Moorestown, New Jersey, in 1985. The family-owned company's stores specializes in arts, crafts and floral merchandise. Its corporate office and distribution center is located in Berlin, New Jersey.