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Michaels announces Manhattan debut

BY CSA STAFF

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.

 

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Best Buy wants to see your ‘scariest’ technology

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MINNEAPOLIS Best Buy has launched a new Web site, inviting customers to submit photos of their “scariest” old technology for the chance to win a number of prizes.

Through Oct. 26, visitors to the Web site www.ScaryTechnology.com are encouraged to enter photos of their “scary” technology, from a VCR thats eat tapes to a screeching dial-up modem, along with a caption to bring the photo to life.

 

One grand prize winner will receive a home theater makeover from Insignia and Rocketfish, with complete Geek Squad installation (a total value up to $3,500). In addition one first runner up will receive a $1,500 Best Buy gift card, and one second runner up will receive a $1,000 Best Buy gift card.

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Destination Maternity re-launches Two Hearts line at Sears, Kmart

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PHILADELPHIA Destination Maternity annonced that it is re-launching its Two Hearts Maternity by Destination Maternity collection exclusively at Sears and Kmart stores. The rollout of the Two Hearts collection began in early October and will reach approximately 523 Sears locations and approximately 100 Kmart locations by the end of the month.

The Two Hearts Maternity collection features dresses, swimwear, lingerie and sleepwear. Most items are priced under $25, according to the company.

 

The Two Hearts Maternity collection was previously offered in Sears stores from April 2004 through June 2008. The re-birth of the line, renamed to include the Destination Maternity byline, represents an opportunity to offer great fashion and value to Sears and Kmart Moms-to-be.

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