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Old 08-16-2016, 07:41 AM
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JoAnn Fabric is moving right into the empty Hancock's Fabric building in my town of Hattiesburg, MS the sign is already up......YEA anyone else's town having this happen to them
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It's better then no shop at all. LOL
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:16 AM
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I'm very happy for you Regina. I know how excited I was when I moved to a new town and saw a Joann store. What a wonderful thing for you!
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That is wonderful! I'm right up the road from you in Florence....

If JoAnn's is savvy enough to do that in one location, I'm sure they are planning to do it in others. Why not move in and take advantage of an already established market? Makes perfect business sense.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:19 AM
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It's better then no shop at all. LOL
The alternative wasn't 'no shop at all'.... Hattiesburg has a Hobby Lobby and several quilting shops. But I get it... you were making a veiled comment that you don't like JoAnn's. Ok, to each their own. I personally can't stand to shop in a Walmart.
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I don't have a problem with JoAnn's.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:50 AM
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I would love to have a JoAnn's in the area where I usually shop. There is one in a town nearby, just not very convenient for me. JoAnn's stores can differ greatly from one town to another in cleanliness, friendliness, and even in product. The same can be true of any store, including Walmart. I think a lot depends on the on-site management. The fact that your JoAnn's will be new probably means that it will be well organized, well stocked, and clean, with a new staff that is excited about opening a new store. How exciting!
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There wasn't a Hancock in my area.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by reginalovesfabric View Post
JoAnn Fabric is moving right into the empty Hancock's Fabric building in my town of Hattiesburg, MS the sign is already up......YEA anyone else's town having this happen to them
I imagine the buildings are being sold off to various companies. I know that Michaels Crafts bought up their remaining inventory and the rights to their branded products so it's reasonable to assume that some of the buildings will become larger Michaels stores.

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I would love for a Joann's to move into our vacated Hancock Fabric. The nearest Joann's for us is in Knoxville, which is a couple hours for me. Although my DD loves to go to Knoxville and we make a day of it.

We have a nice Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin Crafts and a couple quilt stores to still by fabric from. I am not crazy about Walmart and their fabric selection never varies. Same thing they have had for years.
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