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Employees arrange merchandise under a "Going Out Of Business" sign at a Toys 'R' Us retail store at Times Square in New York, U.S., on Friday, May 11, 2018. As playtime ends for Toys 'R' Us, customers are being invited to attend the bankrupt company's final sales and snap nostalgic selfies with a Geoffrey the Giraffe banner and the #alwaysatrukid hashtag. Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

This is so sad!  I live right near the one at Broad & Chestnut and I loved popping in for random items!  The good news, some are becoming Michael’s, so at least they won’t all be totally gone.

Here are the details:

New Jersey-based arts and crafts chain A.C. Moore will close its 145 stores, its parent company Nicole Crafts announced in a news release Monday. Up to 40 of the closing locations will become Michaels.

“For over 30 years, our stores have been servicing the creative community with a vast selection of art and craft materials, with one common focus, the customer,” A.C. Moore CEO Anthony Piperno said in the release. “Unfortunately, given the headwinds facing many retailers in today’s environment, it made it very difficult for us to operate and compete on a national level.”