Jo-Ann Fabrics' corporate press release announces new Canyon Place store
Nov. 7, 2013

Margaret Skinner, Director, Corporate Communications
330-463-6705 |

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Inspires Creativity with a Brand New Location

Festivities are November 21 through 23; Celebrate with Giveaways, Demos, Savings and Fun!

HUDSON, Ohio (November 6, 2013) – Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is celebrating the grand opening of the new Beaverton Jo-Ann November 21. Sewing and crafting enthusiasts in the Beaverton area now have a new resource for shopping and saving on a wide selection of merchandise to inspire their creative endeavors. From sewing and quilting to knitting, jewelry-making, scrapbooking and more, this store offers an outstanding range of crafting, floral and seasonal accessories, an extensive selection of fabrics for apparel, quilting, and home decorating, as well as many home decor items. Join the celebration November 21 through 23 at the following location: 

BEAVERTON, OR | Canyon Place, 4005 Southwest 117th Avenue

“As we open this new store, we are pleased to offer our sewing and crafting customers more of what they want – exciting new product lines, higher quality fabrics, better in-store presentations, and regionalized product offerings,” said Travis Smith, CEO and President of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. “The passion and expertise of our store Team Members, combined with insightful product demonstrations and project inspiration, will make this new store a one-stop creative destination in this community.” 

Grand opening festivities will begin Thursday, November 21, and continue through Saturday, November 23, with doors opening at 8 a.m. each day. On Thursday, a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Danny Doyle will take place 15 minutes prior to the 8 a.m. store opening. Here are the exciting activities happening at this store during the three-day grand opening celebration:  

  • Enter to Win – One $500 Jo-Ann Gift Card will be awarded each day
  • Mystery Giveaway – The first 100 guests each day will receive a Jo-Ann Gift Card ranging in value from $10-$250§
  • Hot Savings – Special grand opening sales and offers throughout the store
  • Free Reusable Tote Bag – Customers who spend $20 or more each day will receive a free tote bag (while supplies last)
  • Teacher Appreciation Day – All day Saturday; teachers receive 20% off their total purchase with current teacher ID
  • Free Jo-Ann Creative Demonstrations – Each day starting at 11 a.m.
  • Learn with Jo-Ann – Open House for Classes on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.; Buy one class, get one Free**
  • Make It-Take It – Kids can make their own craft to take home, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (while supplies last)

Inspired to Help

In celebration of this new location, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores will make a donation to support local education. One school in the community will receive a $2,000 grant which will be used to fund the educational project of its choosing. In addition, coin boxes are located near store cash registers to collect donations to support the American Heart Association. The AHA continues to be a significant recipient of Jo-Ann giving. The company, Team Members and generous customers provided more than $142,000 to the AHA through the coin box donations and various campaigns in 2012. Finally, this new store will participate in merchandise donation programs to benefit national     non-profit partners including The Kids In Need Foundation. “As a proud community supporter, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is pleased to be able to make an impact locally – not only during our grand opening celebrations, but in our ongoing efforts,” states Smith.

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 800 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers with creative inspiration. This store represents one of approximately 65 new stores planned for 2013. For additional information, visit

*Contest open to legal U.S. residents who have reached age of majority. No purchase necessary. See store for complete details and rules.

§ Adults only; limit one per customer

**Of equal or lesser value. Excludes parties, socials and Try Me courses.