Irving, Texas Arts and crafts retailer Michaels will open its first-ever Manhattan store on Oct. 25.
The store, which will feature the retailer’s new urban design, is located in the Columbus Square development at 808 Columbus Avenue at 97th Street. The grand opening will feature a special appearance by Martha Stewart.
"Michaels' customers have been asking us for a Manhattan location for years, and we think they'll love having the breadth and depth of thousands of creative products under one roof," said Michaels CEO John Menzer.
Michaels' new Manhattan store is 14,700 sq. ft. and features an open, modern design with wide aisles, warm colors, "inspiration kiosks" for project ideas and work spaces for customers to lay out their designs before purchasing.
The store is tailored to the Manhattan urban shopper and is the first Michaels to offer a delivery service. Key departments, such as fine arts, custom framing, jewelry, scrapbooking and kids, are organized in a convenient, easy-to-navigate, store-within-a-store layout, said the company.