October 15, 2016
Craft lovers, rejoice: A.C. Moore is opening a location in the space formerly occupied by home entertainment retailer F.Y.E. on Broad and Chestnut streets.
According to the Inquirer, A.C. Moore and the landlord of the building signed a lease Thursday for the 30,000-square-foot space, giving the art supply chain its first store in a traditional urban center in the country.
There are two A.C. Moore's in Philly already — one in the Northeast on Roosevelt Boulevard and another in South Philly along Columbus Boulevard — however, those are nestled in giant shopping complexes with parking lots.
A.C. Moore offers a "vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise to a broad demographic of customers."
The New Jersey-based company currently operates 130 stores across the East Coast, according to the chain's website.