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Thread: Hancock Fabrics Remodel

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    Am wondering if anyone has opinions of Hancock Fabrics new store remodels? Not all of them are done yet, but it is coming. I am wondering if that is why they are having such fabulous sales on their fabric - to downsize the inventory.

    I am told that they will be more like a Michaels or a Joanns. Adding more crafts, the Martha Stewart line and also some Wilton products.

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    My Hancock's hasn't remodeled yet. I'll be looking for it though. Love your avatar! So cute!

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    I did not know this but hoping if they do remodel, they have more employees working than Joanns.

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    Our Hancock's is moving to a new location this month. We were hoping that they would have more room for fabric. We don't need another craft store -- already have a Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Guess we should be thankful that it's not closing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TootieAnn
    My Hancock's hasn't remodeled yet. I'll be looking for it though. Love your avatar! So cute!

    Thanks! :) That' is "Al" our shelter dog. (he came with the name) He is 13 now and we just love him. He is a "Marly & Me" dog. Somewhat of a hyper twit, but he is the best!

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    I know ours is supposed to have a remodel but it hasn't happened yet.

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    Jeepers, I would like to see less crafts and more fabric.

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    Ours went out of business years ago. Couldn't compete with Joanns.

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    Have'nt been in the 1 closest to me in awhile (up until a few yrs ago, it was only few min. away & before that, it was just around the corner}, then moved real close to a huge Joanns. I'd really prefer to shop there than Joann's (way 2 big!!).



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    I think there are only 3 Hancock Fabric stores in all of Arizona - 2 in Tucson and 1 in Flagstaff??. The rest closed quite a while ago. Darn it.

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    My closest Hancocks closed, now I have to go about 15-20 miles to another one. In my opinion, Hancocks is a much better fabric store than Joann's is, but I love my Joanns too. Hancocks seems to have more equipment, specialized notions (special sewing machine feet), etc. than Joann's does.

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    That doesn't make sense when our Hancock Fabrics ends up putting most of their crafts on clearance because they don't sell.

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    Hate to be a spoiler, but when our Hancocks remodeled, the prices jumped up. They used to have a section toward the back with inexpensive cottons. Now those same fabrics have moved to the front with a much higher price tag.

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    Our Hancocks here is in process of that now. Their Memoriable Day sale I walked out with 2 spools of thread. Their prices were too high compared to Joanns. I seem to find more quality fabric marked way down at Joanns these days. Who knows whats going on!

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    In my area they are in the process of remodeling. They have marked a lot of fabrics down a $1 a yard. Probably will go up $2 a yard when they actually remodel and will probably get narrower too....

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    Ours is in the middle of the remodel. Frustration is high! Seems like there is less room for fabric and that the cutting tables have been downsized. Aisles are more narrow in the fabric sections making it harder to see all your choices. Not a fan!... at least right now. Maybe once it is done, it will be better. Hope so.

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    I like Hancocks the way they are. The prices are decent, why does everyone always feel the need to change things that are not broken?

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    Our Hancocks is moving in a week or so. They told me they will have a lot more room, will have more arts and crafts and will have classes, I am looking forward to that.

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    I have not seen any remodeling at our Hancock's, but our Joann's is moving to a new place which is bigger. I wish it would hurry up and get moved, the old store has nothing left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstitches
    I did not know this but hoping if they do remodel, they have more employees working than Joanns.
    well, they won't...in fact you are probably seeing FEWER employees...the company is still in the toilet, they fired one CEO and tried bringing in another, but things have not gone well....

    they have totally lost sight of what Hancock FABRICS should be!

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    Ours, too!

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    i tend to be resistant to change--i like going into a store and being able to lay hands on the things i want without having to search. every time a store does one of these, it really sets me off my game. our hancock has done the remodel, and yup--i don't like it. i hate having to "think" about every move, search for everything, and double check every turn i make. (i still HATE the walmart changes that were made--not user friendly, inconvenient, clunky "flow" of the aisles) i know that the stores are trying to make us hit more areas, and expose us to more product, but i feel as though my time for shopping is limited, and i don't want to waste time wading through a new floor plan to look for an item i used to be able to grab and get. i am changing my shopping habits because of it, and hancock is no exception. i rarely go there, now.

    i do more and more of my shopping online because of it. (curmudgeon in training...)

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    Remodeled? Ours went out of business a few years ago.

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    Just saw a sign in our Hancocks looking for workers to help with the remodeling. So they will be starting it here shortly. JoAnns is also moving to a larger new space and they plan to sell off everything as they won't be moving anything to the new space.

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    I'll have to go check them out, I didn't know they where
    remodeling.. thanks

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