Michaels to close Pat Catan craft stores – including one in Springfield – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio


Officials from The Michaels Companies have announced the closure of all 36 Pat Catan craft and flower stores in four states, including one in Springfield, but some may reopen this year as Michaels stores.

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Pat Catan’s store in Springfield is on Upper Valley Pike and a worker said he was told his location could be closed by October.

The worker also told WHIOTV presenter and reporter Kate Bartley that they wouldn’t know their job for around 60 days.

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

“It was not an easy decision, and I am grateful for the contributions of Pat Catan’s team members,” he said. “As we work on the close-out process, we intend to offer employment opportunities or transition support to all team members. “

The closures are expected to take place in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018

He said up to 12 Pat Catan stores could be reopened as Michaels stores later this year.

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


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