Just when we started to get our craftiness on, one of our favorite arts and crafts stores is closing shop.

Select A.C. Moore stores will be closing, with some being turned into a Michael's retail store. Michael's will be taking the spot of about 40 of the A.C. Moore stores.

With more than 140 locations in the eastern U.S. and over 5,000 employees, this will not be an easy change. In an article by BusinessInsider, Anthony Piperno, Chief Executive Officer of A.C. Moore, stated, "While it was a difficult decision for us, this transaction will result in a group of stores reopening under the Michael's banner subject to negotiations with landlords— allowing teams to continue serving the brand's loyal customers and employ our valued team members in those locations.  We believe the transaction was the best option for our employees, customers, vendors, landlords, and other key stakeholders and thank them for their many years of support."

The only time frame given to the public is that this will be occurring at some point during 2020. To start the ball rolling, A.C. Moore stopped accepting online orders as of Monday, November 25.

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All I know is that I find the best sales and deals at A.C. Moore and I am really going to miss the store once it closes for good. I have shopped at Michaels and it's ok, but it doesn't have as big a selection in the arts and crafts section that A.C. Moore does.

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