Michael’s announces new Milford store

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Michael’s craft stores officially announced they will be opening a new store in Milford

Rachel Peterson, Head of Corporate and Product Communications for Michael’s announced on Thursday that they will be bringing a new store to Milford. The new craft store will be located next to Harbor Freight in the former Peebles Department store building.

“We are thrilled to confirm that we plan to open a new location in Milford, DE, later this year” Peterson said. “We are still some months away from opening but hope to be serving the community in time for the holidays.”

Michael’s was founded in 1973 by Dallas businessman Michael J. Dupey in Dallas, Texas. At the time, Dupey renovated a failing department store to create the new company which operated under Dupey Enterprises, a company owned by Jim Dupey, Michael’s father. Michael’s Arts and Crafts was transformed into a chain under Dupey Enterprises who controlled the retail company for ten years when it was purchased by Sam Wyly. Today, Michael’s has over 1,200 stores in the United States and Canada.

“We are always looking to bring Michael’s and the joy of creativity to more communities and found that Milford was a great fit for a new, smaller format store,” Peterson said. “The new store will be a sleeker, simpler Michael’s featuring self-checkout registers, a Michael’s Custom Framing center, and a curated assortment of our seasonal décor and the most popular supplies and componentry across arts, crafts, framing, floral, kids’ crafts, DIY, yarn, beading and scrapbooking products to inspire creativity in the surrounding area.”

Peterson explained that the store would be hiring dozens of temporary, full- and part-time roles over the course of the year. Anyone interested can learn more by visiting www.michaels.com/jobs.

“We will release more details as we begin hiring and get closer to opening,” Peterson said.

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