A.C. Moore running specials to celebrate opening of Center City store

Crafters of Philadelphia, it’s your lucky week.

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts opened its new Center City location today, setting up shop at Broad and Chestnut with a new, 27,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by a F.Y.E. record store (and a Tower Records location before that) that closed last year after 10 years in business. And the company, which is based out of Moorestown, New Jersey, is celebrating all week with a series of sales.

Today, the store offered free $10 gift cards to its first 500 customers, so you probably are out of luck there. But on Wednesday, April 12, customers will be able to receive 60 percent off a single, regularly priced item.

That percentage drops on Thursday, April 13, when the store will offer 55 percent off a single, regularly priced item. Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 will bring 15 percent off customers’ entire purchases at the new location.

The store, A.C. Moore’s 137th location, according to a release, serves as the chain’s third operating in Philadelphia, with others already located in the Northeast on Roosevelt Boulevard and in South Philly on Columbus Boulevard. The new location, according to a release, features a framing studio, classroom, and serving area for children’s birthday parties.

A.C. Moore launched its first store in Moorestown in 1985, and has since expanded its reach throughout the East Coast to include stores in states from Maine to Florida. A release states that the store focuses on “arts, crafts, and floral merchandise.”