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Thread: Our Joann's is CLOSING! :(

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    Super Member gale's Avatar
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    DH heard it on the radio today-they'll be closing around July. A few years ago they were going to close and a big letter writing campaign kept them open. Now that they're under new ownership that probably won't work. This is the only place to buy fabric and decent thread and notions within an hour's drive. Our walmart quit selling fabric a long time ago and if they start again, great for people who buy it there but they won't sell Schmetz needles, Gutermann thread, Omni, etc. I don't buy a lot of fabric at Joanns but I do buy some and I get a lot of other things there. Not happy at all. And I just got my educator's discount card too. :thumbdown:

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    That's too bad!

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    So very sorry for you. Our Walmart sells fabric, but this town has never had a fabric store. I guess you can't miss what you never had.

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    That's a shame....
    but you can order online for some things....

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    You might try. I just heard that the Joanns is coming back this summer

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    watch the sales!!!! it will start with a small percentage off and that will get bigger as the sale date gets closer. I've added a TON of fabric and supplies to my stash by shopping JoAnns when they close a store. Up to 90% off the final days...but there won't be much left, so shop early and often.

    jodi

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    So sorry to hear this :(

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    Our (not so) local Joanns closed only to open a bigger store in the complex next door.

    Maybe just MAYBE they will open a bigger store. Esp. since there is no other fabric stores around!

    However when they close watch for AWESOME sales!

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    the best JoAnns deals I found, where when they closed a store and opened a bigger/better store a block away!! They moved NOTHING from the old store into the new store.....great deals to be found.

    jodi

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    I have heard that several Joann's stores were closing. Our local paper announced that we are getting one. Sorry to hear that they are closing in your area. I don't buy to much fabric there either..mostly books and thread and notions.

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    .... sorry to hear this.

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    I dont have one close, but have ordered online. If something is out, try again a day or so later. They do re-stock. Coupon codes can be found online.
    As far as the needles, there are many sites online that are comparable in pricing. I find great deals on Ebay, Etsy, ecrater, and try this: http://www.allbrands.com/products/abc0610.html
    Only $.35 each, when you spend $35 for 100.
    I am a big fan of Schmetz needles. They stay sharp longer, especially when I put them in the strawberry emery cushion.

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    Sorry you're losing JoAnn's. Someone posted about opening a larger store. They did that here also - moved to an area of high volume stores in a shopping area across from the race track. Hopefully they'll do that.

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    The Walmarts here that don't have fabric sell Schmetz needles so they can be ordered from the main warehouse to be stocked in any store. Also any June Tailor notions, rulers, and mats can be ordered. Walmart has a contract with June Tailor. There is a big order book the craft dept manager orders from the warehouse. Ask to see it. It's amazing what is available that the managers don't want to order or find space for. I told the manager here to get rid of the artificial flowers that everyone justs steps all over anyway and stock some decent notions. Several other customers all agreed with me! LOL She put in small thread rack, and notion wall that's not too bad. Walmart has the notions, it's up to the craft dept manager to order them.

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    I grew up in Kokomo. Where are you located? I go home at least 4 times a year, and I have found some new shops. Sorry about losing your LQS.

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    Kokomo is actually the next closest store but it's an hour away. It's unlikely that another one will open here. The town is like a ghost town. The mall is nearly empty and there are more stores closed than not. There's a big money family here that can somehow prevent new stores from coming in (I think they are on the city council and have a lot of pull). I have no idea why they do it, at least for stores that would not compete with their own business. But several stores and factories have wanted to build or open here and they put a stop to it right away. It took the walmart more than 2 yrs of negotiations to finally be allowed to open the supercenter.

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    Ours also closed to open a bigger Superstore...that might be it...under new ownership that's what has been happening all over the Country

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    Sorry to hear. Our Walmarts don't carry fabric anymore and the nearest Joann Fabrics is an hour away.

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    Where are you located in Indiana? We are worried that the Plymouth store will close too.

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    Oh no!!!!!!!

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    You can still go on Joann.com to get all those other things, as well as fabrics.

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    Sorry you are losing your store. I heard that they had been sold and hope they don't close ours. Come to think of it, I have a gift card from Christmas that I better use before they close and I lose out on it.

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    With the high cost of gas its becoming cheaper to order fabric/merchandise instead of driving to stores.
    www.ericas.com has quilt shop quality fabric.
    I've also ordered embroidery bobbin thread, 100% cotton for my Bernina.

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    Gee I stopped at Erica's today. Guess you don't appreciate it as much when you are so close.

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    I know I can order online, and I probably will have to after it closes. But if I need a spool of thread to finish a project, I want to just go buy a single spool of thread. Not go online and pay twice as much because of shipping and have to wait a week before it gets here, not to mention I usually end up ordering more to justify the shipping cost. I'm in town 3 days a week at least, so it's not extra for me to drive to Joann's right now and I always have an hour or two to kill while I wait for my kids to do their activities there. Sadly enough, there isn't much left to do in town to kill time. Walmart, a pet store, a home depot, and that's about it (aside from the joann's and the grocery stores).

    I went to Joann's today and the clerk gave me a paper with a phone number on it to call. I'll start calling tomorrow.

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