JOANN brings ‘handmade happiness’ to area with new store


There’s a crafty new neighbor in town, as leading retailer JOANN celebrates the Grand Opening of its newest store at 3150 Village Shops Drive, Suite 101. 

JOANN is a one-stop destination for creativity, with an array of craft supplies, fabrics, finished home goods, seasonal merchandise and more. 

The Germantown store is one of the first with innovative features seen in JOANN’s Concept Store, which disrupted the craft retail industry last year. 

The new Germantown store brings cutting-edge technology, dedicated community and learning spaces and custom services from the Concept Store, which JOANN designed based on deep research into shopping trends, pilot programs and customer and Team Member feedback. Some new store elements include:

The Creators’ Studio, a large open community space where customers can take classes, host events and work on projects inspired by the latest trends;

Tools available for rental, including a high-end long-arm sewing machine, Cricut machines, and 3-D cutting and engraving technology Glowforge, which cuts anything from wood to acrylic;

Modernized Cut Bar experience, which allows customers to “check in” and continue shopping until a text message alerts them a Team Member is ready to cut their fabric;

A new concierge service called The JOANN Custom Shop, which offers custom sewing services for anything from suit tailoring to home décor.

“We’re thrilled to bring our latest product assortments, innovative spaces, and custom services to inspire all in the Germantown area to create,” said Chris DiTullio, senior vice president, stores, operations and chief marketing officer, JOANN. “Research has proven our stores have become much more than a place to buy things – customers are looking to learn, explore and most importantly, share their creative journey. We have built the new Germantown store specifically to enhance and encourage the full experience, from helping customers find inspiration, to celebrating the finished project with them.”

The Grand Opening will offer special savings, giveaways and hands-on activities, beginning Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6, with doors opening at 9 a.m., and 10 a.m. on Sunday. 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. with Mayor Mike Palazzolo on Friday will officially open the store to the public. 

Customers can enjoy limited-time sale pricing and gift cards to the first 100 guests in line each day. 

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, kids can enjoy a craft activity from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and balloon artist on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. As always, teachers, military personnel, 4-H members and Girl Scouts of the USA receive 15 percent off their entire purchase with valid ID.

“Our knowledgeable and creative Team Members are excited to meet new customers and become an integral part of the Germantown community,” said DiTullio. “We look forward to serving, inspiring, and learning from our customers, and to building this new store into a must-see destination for creators across the region.”

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