Michaels to close Pat Catan’s craft stores — including one in Springfield


Officials with The Michaels Companies said the will close all 36 of their Pat Catan’s craft and floral stores in four states, including one in Springfield, but some could reopen this year as Michaels stores.

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The Pat Catan’s store in Springfield is on Upper Valley Pike and a worker there said they have been told their location could be shuttered by October.

The worker also told WHIOTV anchor/reporter Kate Bartley they won’t know about their jobs for another 60 days or so.

Pat Catan’s business “has struggled in the face of industry headwinds,” said Chuck Rubin, chairman and CEO of The Michaels Companies, based in Irving, Texas, which bought the chain in 2016.

“This was not an easy decision, and I am grateful for the contributions of our Pat Catan’s Team Members,” he said. “As we work through the closing process, we intend to provide employment opportunities or transition support for all Team Members.”

The closures are to occur in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018

He said as many as 12 Pat Catan’s locations could be reopened as Michaels stores later this year.

There are 36 locations throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia. Other Ohio locations in the region include one in Washington Court House.

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