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A.C. Moore Will Close All Locations, Including 3 In Maine

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Citing challenges in the retail environment, New Jersey-based A.C. Moore has announced plans to close all 145 of its arts and crafts stores, including three in Maine. 

Officials say information on when specific A.C. Moore locations will close will be shared in the coming weeks on the company website. Up 40 locations could reopen as Michaels arts and crafts stores, joining more than 1200 Michaels locations in 49 states and Canada.

A.C. Moore has stores in Bangor, Augusta and South Portland. Michaels also has 3 stores in Maine, in Augusta, Scarborough and Biddeford.