SIX months ago I wrote about A.C. Moore taking over the former FYE location at Broad and Chestnut Streets. Today is the day. It’s like Christmas Day on the Avenue of the Arts. I know I headed most people feel this way ever since I broke the story last fall people would ask me when the store would be opening, and how they were so excited about it. Well Yesterday I took at tour of the new FLAGSHIP store, and you will not be disappointed.
Even if you are not an artsy person, A.C. Moore is going to inspire you to create the next Mona Lisa or at least engage you in a fun adult coloring book activity.
The Center City opening marks the brands 137th store opening, and the first urban store.
This will be their Flagship store and has items and departments the other stores do not. All other locations are on one floor, the Center City store is on two levels.
Don’t look for a shopping cart, for your shopping convenience you can zip through the store with these very deep handy baskets on wheels.
To celebrate the launch, there are a number of special promotions running this week:
Tuesday, April 11: Free $10 gift cards for the first 500 customers
Wednesday, April 12: 60 percent off any one regular priced item
Thursday, April 13: 55 percent off any one regular priced item
Friday, April 14: 15 percent off your entire purchase
Saturday, April 15: 15 percent off your entire purchase
Teachers, Military and Students with college IDs get 15 percent off every day, regular and sale purchase.
Unlike other stores they have a convenience snack selection for those on the go.
Plus 14 check out registers.
Seasonal selections will change every 90 days so you’ll always
be ahead of the holidays.
That’s 27,000 sq feet of DIY shopping fun for you.
Personally who wouldn’t want to go into AC Moore a couple months out and think about the next 3 day holiday.
Yes a store that has a huge selection of frames. (Don’t even think of looking at Target Center City – No Frames and No Vases)
AC Moore has vases, and they’re on sale already
They have every kind of block letters you can imagine, ones with lights, mirrored
and wooden large and small
The Center City store will house a first of its kind classroom, offering craft and art demonstrations, instructional courses for aspiring artists of all ages and an area
to host children’s birthday parties. This location will also feature a custom framing studio, located on the second floor.
Mason Jar fun
When you first walk in the door there will be a digital display of items on sale, and info on demonstrations.
Craftologists, or A.C. Moore crafting experts, will be onsite daily offering demos,
inspiration and guidance to navigating the bi-level arts and crafts space.
Unlike the other stores they have an expanded children’s section.
Cute kid umbrellas and ponchos
Jennifer Logue, A&E editor of the Philly Metro is in heaven in the DIY jewelry area
There’s a small section of clothing, and fun beach items cause we’re are nearing the season.
A.C. Moore is a specialty retailer offering a vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise to a broad demographic of customers. The first A.C. Moore store opened in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1985 (I used to shop at Moorestown, stopping by every month),
and has since grown to more than 130 stores located in the Eastern United States from Maine to Florida. A.C. Moore is devoted to being our customers’ first choice for product selection, value and service that inspires and fulfills unlimited creative possibilities. Owner Pepe Piperno was a distributor of arts and crafts. He bought the company in 2011 and now runs it with his next generation – his son Anthony and daughter, Elena; they’re all from the Philadelphia area.
Did you get your Easter basket yet? They’re on sale too.
There’s free flower arranging for the artificial stems you buy from the store.
For more information on A.C. Moore, visit: acmoore.com
Store hours will be Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.