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Jo-Ann to celebrate Grand Opening of 800th store


The Slidell, La., store will host Grand Opening Celebrations March 21 - 23

HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is excited to announce that on the morning of March 21 when the ribbon is cut at its new Slidell, La., store the chain will celebrate the Grand Opening of its 800th store.

“Reaching our 800th store is a testament to the hard work of Jo-Ann Team Members around the country, our customers’ passion for crafting and sewing, and their appreciation of our retail concept as a one-stop creative destination,” said Travis Smith, chief executive officer and president for Jo-Ann.

In addition to Slidell, La., eight other communities across the country are celebrating new Jo-Ann stores March 21 through 23. They are: Couer d’Alene, Idaho; Corbin, Ky.; Louisville, Ky.; Muscatine, Iowa; Red Wing, Minn.; Saint Louis, Mo.; Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.; and Selinsgrove, Pa.

To find the nearest Jo-Ann store to you, use the store locator on

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, approximately 800 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit To make creative connections, visit

Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
Margaret Skinner, Director, Corporate Communications, 330-463-6705

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