JOANN Brings Handmade Happiness to Goshen with Innovative New Store

Surprises and Special Savings for Community

Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:37 am EDT

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Hudson, OH

There’s a crafty new neighbor in town, as leading retailer JOANN celebrates the Grand Opening of its newest store at 4024 Elkhart Rd. JOANN is a one-stop destination for creativity, with an array of craft supplies, fabrics, finished home goods, seasonal merchandise and more. The Goshen store is one of the first with innovative features seen in JOANN’s Concept Store, which disrupted the craft retail industry last year. The new Goshen store brings cutting-edge technology, dedicated community and learning spaces and custom services from the Concept Store, which JOANN designed based on deep research into shopping trends, pilot programs and customer and Team Member feedback. Some new store elements include:

  • The Creators’ Studio, a large open community space where customers can take classes, host events and work on projects inspired by the latest trends while enjoying a cup of coffee;
  • Tools available for rental, including a high-end long-arm sewing machine, Cricut machines, and 3-D cutting and engraving technology Glowforge, which cuts anything from wood to acrylic;
  • Modernized Cut Bar experience, which allows customers to “check in” and continue shopping until a text message alerts them a Team Member is ready to cut their fabric; and
  • A new concierge service called Sew & Go, which offers custom sewing services for anything from suit tailoring to home décor.

“We’re thrilled to bring our latest product assortments, innovative spaces, and custom services to inspire all in the Goshen area to create,” said Chris DiTullio, senior vice president, stores, operations and chief marketing officer, JOANN. “Research has proven our stores have become much more than a place to buy things – customers are looking to learn, explore and most importantly, share their creative journey. We have built the new Goshen store specifically to enhance and encourage the full experience, from helping customers find inspiration, to celebrating the finished project with them.”

The Grand Opening will offer special savings, giveaways and hands-on activities, beginning Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, with doors opening at 9 a.m., and 10 a.m. on Sunday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with local leaders at 8:45 a.m. Friday will officially open the store to the public. Customers can enjoy limited-time sale pricing, gift cards to the first 100 guests in line each day and various product giveaways*. On Saturday, kids can enjoy a craft activity from 11am – 1pm and balloon artist from 11am – 2pm. As always, teachers, military personnel, 4-H members and Girl Scouts of the USA get 15% off their entire purchase with valid ID.

"Our knowledgeable and creative Team Members are excited to meet new customers and become an integral part of the Goshen community,” said DiTullio. “We look forward to serving, inspiring, and learning from our customers, and to building this new store into a must-see destination for creators across the region."

For event details, contact information and additional store information, visit joann.com/goshen.

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About JOANN
For more than 75 years, JOANN has inspired creativity in the hearts, hands, and minds of its customers. From a single storefront in Cleveland, Ohio, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer has grown to include more than 865 stores across 49 states and an industry-leading e-commerce business. With the goal of helping every customer find their creative Happy Place, JOANN serves as a convenient single stop for all of the supplies, guidance, and inspiration needed to achieve any project or passion. For store locations, project ideas, and a full product offering, visit joann.com.

*Contest open to legal U.S. residents who have reached age of majority. No purchase necessary. See store for complete details and rules. Limit one per customer.

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