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Michaels to hold grand opening Saturday in Newton

Bring your friends and family for a day of free food, crafting, and giveaways to celebrate Michaels joining the neighborhood

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – Michaels, the largest specialty retailer of arts, crafts, and home décor in North America, will host a grand opening community celebration for its new location at the Hampton Plaza, at 17 Hampton House Road, Suite 8, in Newton on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Kicking-off with a ribbon cutting ceremony, the event will offer free crafts and maker demos, giveaways, local food favorites, and more at this fun-filled celebration to mark Michaels new store opening.

This new Michaels location will bring numerous full-time and part-time jobs to the Newton community. Located at Hampton Plaza, the new store is a sleeker, simpler Michaels featuring self-checkout registers, a Michaels Custom Framing center, and a curated assortment of the most popular supplies and componentry across arts, crafts, framing, floral, kids’ crafts, DIY, yarn, beading, and scrapbooking to inspire Makers’ creativity in the surrounding community.

“We can’t wait to welcome the Newton community to their new Michaels!” said Andrea Lopez, Store Manager. “With many of our Team Members being local themselves, we are all thrilled to offer the best of Michaels to Newton’s creative community of Makers, teachers, small business owners and more. Everyone is welcome at our craft table!”

Michaels will open several new stores with this updated format featuring self-service “Buy Online Pick-Up In Store” (BOPIS) and curbside pick-up. The new format represents Michaels’ ongoing innovations across every facet of the business, bringing Makers a more seamless shopping experience.

“At Michaels, our mission is to empower every Maker to bring their creative dreams to life,” said Ashley Buchanan, Chief Executive Officer at Michaels. “Getting closer to our Makers allows us to provide them with not only a destination to shop but also a place to get inspired. We’re proud to be bringing even more of that inspiration to the already creative community of Newton.”

Those who attend the grand opening can sign-up for Michaels Rewards at checkout to begin earning 3% back in rewards on every single purchase, and 6% back for those who spend $300 or more in a 12-month period. The Michaels Rewards Program aims to maximize value for our most loyal Makers, giving them even more ways to earn through new everyday rewards as well as more personalized offers on the supplies, products, and events that are most relevant to them.

If you’re interested in joining the Michaels team, visit to view open positions.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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