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Hancock Fabrics makes move to U.S. 20 site PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer   
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 11:45
Carolyn Allion (left) and her husband, Dale, shop for fabrics during the Hancock Fabrics Grand Opening in Perrysburg. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
ROSSFORD - On Nov. 2. Hancock Fabrics opened its new store in the Crossroads Plaza at 9876 U.S. Route 20, adjacent to the Giant Eagle store.
According to Jody Ely, manager of the store, the store was relocated from Sylvania.
After more than 30 years in operation at the Starlight Plaza, ProMedica purchased the plaza and has other plans for the site.
"That was the beginning of the end so to speak," Ely said of the store's need to relocate.
The real estate department of the company, which is based in Tupelo, Miss., chose the Rossford site near Perrysburg for the store.
"We're all very excited about the new store," she said.
At the grand opening Ely said they were very grateful for both the loyal customers who followed them to the new location as well as to many new customers who welcomed them.
"It was a very successful day. We look forward to a lot of success in the Crossroads area," the manager said. "We really enjoyed having a lot of people in the building. It was great seeing new faces and also old customers."
Since this was not a renovation, but a new store opening, Ely said the store follows what the company calls a "new concept store."
She added "It's a prototype location."
The new concept features a smaller footprint for the store which is among more than 250 across 37 states.
She said by making the footprint smaller they can "concentrate on what Hancock Fabrics has primarily been known for," which said was excellent fabrics.
"We've' gotten back to the basics of selling quality fabrics, patterns and notions and specializing in customer service," Ely said explaining they have streamlined the merchandise available in the store, by minimizing the sale of crafts, furniture and other household items.
With winter fast approaching, Ely said they currently have a wide selection of fleece available.
"We do have a lot of fleece, especially at this time of year when we have great buys on fleece. We also have a wonderful selection of cottons for the quilters."
The store is now operating under its holiday hours which are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
For more information, you may call the store at 419-874-3439.

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