Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Michaels craft store replaces Stonecrest Borders

A new Michaels arts and crafts store is opening soon at the Stonecrest shopping center, in the anchor space formerly occupied by a Borders bookstore.

An opening date for the store hasn't been announced yet, but both the sign in front and Stonecrest's website have it as "Coming Soon." There are currently four other Michaels stores in Charlotte.

Borders, of course, liquidated last year, closing about 400 big-box locations and costing nearly 11,000 employees their jobs. Much of that empty retail space is still sitting unoccupied as shopping centers and malls search for new, permanent anchor tenants.

Stonecrest also recently opened a new Soma Intimates store.

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Anonymous said...

I live near Stonecrest so I'm glad the space will be occupied. I hate having such a big empty store in a shopping center.

Anonymous said...

This had a great opportunity and when I saw the sign for Michael's this weekend it was a huge disappointment.

Anonymous said...

I guess the space was too small for Crate and Barrel