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Giant Centerville arts and crafts store sets opening date

The A.C. Moore store opening its first Dayton-area location in Centerville is anticipating an October opening.

This news organization previously reported the store would open a location after seeing job postings listed on the company’s website. The store will create 25 to 30 jobs at the Centerville location, said spokeswoman Anastasia Barbalios.

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After a $200,000 renovation, the store will open at 251 E. Bell Road in the Cross Pointe Center, said Centerville’s city planner Andrew Rodney.

The 19,800 square-foot building will include more than 40,000 arts and crafts products, home decor, special occassion accessories and kids’ activities.

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“At A.C. Moore, we continuously strive to find ways to best serve the needs of our customers. We work hard to provide convenient area locations, innovative products and materials, and an unmatched in-store shopping experience,” said A.C. Moore president Anthony Piperno. “We are very excited to be expanding into the state of Ohio and look forward to cultivating a creative and inspiring relationship with the community for many years to come.”

A.C. Moore, which has operated for more than 30 years, recently expanded into Ohio when it opened a store in Columbia Twp. near Cincinnati in June. Centerville is one of six more Ohio stores planned in a larger expansion.

“The expansion into Ohio is part of a reinvigorated retail strategy that includes new stores in Kentucky, Idaho and other untapped markets, bringing A.C. Moore’s unmatched brand experience to creative consumers all across the country,” Barbalios said.

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