Michaels Arts & Crafts store in Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria, Virginia

Michaels Opens 25,000 sq foot store in Alexandria, Virginia

This is an update to this post. As we told you first last year, Michaels, the national arts and crafts chain, is opening its first location in the city of Alexandria, Virginia in the Bradlee Shopping Center.

We have confirmed that the store opened for business on Friday, September 2, 2016 during Labor Day weekend. This is two (2) days earlier than initially planned. The opening is a SOFT opening with a grand opening planned for later in the month, likely 1-2 weeks after the initial soft opening. Right now, we hear if all goes according to plan, the grand opening will be Sunday, September 18.

As mentioned previously, the Alexandria Michaels store is two (2) floors and roughly 25,000 square feet with a little more than 12,000 square feet at street level. The downstairs space was once part of the Washington Sports Club, which closed last year.

Michaels is the largest arts and crafts specialty retailer in North America, featuring art supplies, general crafts and seasonal/home décor.

The store website is online and the store is now HIRING! Visit this link to apply for hourly and management positions.

Michaels - The Arts & Crafts StoreDress Barn closing its doors January 31, 2016

As we told you first last week, Michaels, the national arts and crafts chain, will be opening its first location in Alexandria, Virginia in the Bradlee shopping center.

I was out yesterday at the shopping center and spoke to a few folks who confirmed this news and mentioned Dress Barn,  the women’s clothing retailer, will be closing its doors on January 31, 2016 at the shopping center.

As mentioned previously, the Alexandria Michaels store will be two (2) floors and roughly 25,000 square feet with a little more than 12,000 square feet at street level. The downstairs space was once part of the Washington Sports Club, which closed last year.

As always, we’ll keep our readers up-to-date as this progresses.

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