FYI Update -- I know, two years later.
I recently ran into one of the former managers of this fine establishment, which I still miss very much.
It seems that this closing was a shock to them also. It came down to the cost of retail space and Home Goods was willing to pay more for the space than ACMoore. That is why they made a quick exit, they really did not have any notice or choice. The workers were compensated with two months pay (I worried about them!) and some ended up on unemployment when the compensation ran out as they could not find jobs that paid equal or better than they had been making.
All in all, I suppose hopefully everything has worked out for everyone by now.
I still miss them!