Username Post: Another one Bites The Dust!        (Topic#1591167)
Ohio4HMom
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My local Archiver's is closing! :*(

I'm a total basket case. I know this seems crazy but I'm one of those crazy people that has to see something in person, touch it, feel it a few hundred times to make up my mind sometimes on a layout.

Yes, I'm insane, but LORD I'm going to miss this store something terrible!

Its the only local place I can get my BO Bunny and other great papers and extras


 
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That's mind of scary that a chain has one closing. I don't have an archivers in my state, but I've only heard good things about them.


 
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they are closing the one in the Mall of America and 2 others also


 
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Oh no which one is it? I'm in Ohio too and I have a gift card for $20 around here somewhere I need to use.


 
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Archiver's has been having financial problems, they announced early this year that they would be having some store closings, and some reorganization to avoid bankruptcy. I used to shop in Archiver's when I lived in Katy, Tx, it is an awesome store, you can find anything you ever wanted and a lot of stuff you didn't know you wanted, lol. Sad to see them having problems, but even as large as they are, it's hard to compete with the big box stores and online retailers.


 
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My email/facebook said they're closing Nashville, Gurnee, Mall of America, and a couple of others October 20th.


 
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  • GMFTS on 09-27-13 07:44 PM
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I feel your pain - two lss in my greater shopping area have closed in the last few months.
I don't care for M's or J's or the other big chains and I too am a toucher. I can order some things online but I want to feel the texture and see the real colors of things.

It is tough to see Archiver's having trouble too. Wish we had one around here.


 
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I used to always shop at Archiver's in Atlanta (actually Marietta/Kennesaw by Town Lake Mall). They had everything. That is where I took my first scrapbooking class and made my first diecuts. I hated to leave Archivers when I moved to Florida.

I hate to hear this.

I have no problem buying patterned paper and tools on line. For cardstock though I want to see the actual color shade.


 
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Ooh, I saw that earlier too and can't believe it. Luckily the archivers in my area wasn't one of the ones cut, but it makes you wonder for how long. All of the LSS in the Houston have all shut down, I too love to shop and see things in person, but at this point find myself either shopping online or at the big box stores...


 
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Suznut, are you near the Archiver's in Katy? There used to be the absolute best scrapbook store in Katy but they closed shortly before I moved from there about 7 years ago. I loved the Archiver's, but hate that so many LSS across the country have closed, the big box stores just don't carry the brands that I like, and of course you don't get the personalized service that you do from the LSS.


 
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  • Quote:
I used to always shop at Archiver's in Atlanta (actually Marietta/Kennesaw by Town Lake Mall).



That's where I shop now Henri. I hope they can stick around.


 
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Just makes me wonder how long the other stores will be open. Like the one I work at. We don't have a ton of business and it is slow a lot. I'm just glad I don't NEED the job, and always have my full-time job to fall back on and can pick up overtime there to make up for the difference.


 
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  • 4tgrfans Said:
My email/facebook said they're closing Nashville, Gurnee, Mall of America, and a couple of others October 20th.


What are the "couple of others" that you saw? I haven't received an e-mail about any closings (hopefully that means mine is safe...for now...) but I'm not on FB and can't find any info on their website.

I am surprised about the MOA store--I can understand because it is the MOA...who would go there just to go to A's, but at the same time I'm shocked. Makes me wonder if Scrapfest is done too.


 
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My closet archivers is 2 hours away in Columbus but it's always busy so think it will be one that makes it.


 
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I found the list of closing stores on their Facebook page

Coon rapids
Gurnee
Nashville
North olmstead (this is the Ohio one)
Mall of america

Thankfully fairlawn Ohio (which is one closest to me) is still going strong and the one in Columbus at Easton is safe as well. Those are the only 2 in Ohio I've been to.


 
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When I'm in Georgia again - if you are in Georgia too maybe we can meet at that Archivers. I always try to stop when I'm in the area. Since my son lives in Dallas Georgia and I'm with a real estate office in Kennesaw Georgia, we do occasionally make the trip.


 
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There are 3 archivers in Ohio that I know of North Olmsted, Columbus and Cincinnati.


 
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  • Sneezy1956 Said:
There are 3 archivers in Ohio that I know of North Olmsted, Columbus and Cincinnati.



There is one in west akron/fairlawn area


 
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I feel your pain! Both of our local scrapbook stores closed and I cried! Now I have to go 45 minutes to Michaels' JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby. I'm touchy-feely too, and I want to make sure my cardstock is the perfect shade! I can't stand for the color to be even a tad off!


 
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I have to touch and see my cardstock too. Patterned paper I can buy on line - themed paper, die cuts, tools but cardstock - I have to see the shade in person.


 
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The only thing I have close is a very small Joann's and just got it in the last 6 months for good paper I need to look 2 or more hours away


 
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We have the box stores and I do find a lot of themed paper. I love theme paper but as far as pretty stripes and prints that are non-themed I just can't find them there. I end up ordering those all online.

We have a scrapbook store in Ocala but it is really more stamping and card making supplies.

The Villages is 30 minutes from me and there is a great scrapbooking store there called "She Scrapbooks" and I get a lot of great papers there.

I buy cardstock anywhere I find it if the color is good.


 
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WHEW So glad to see the Columbus (Easton) one staying. Thanks for sharing the list of closings. I do feel bad for those of you that yours is closing. They are the only local place that carries every single shade of cardstock imaginable. The big box stores just don't have many variations, and lets face it, when it comes to red for example, we all know a small variation can really matter. That's the other reason I agree with you guys about touching and not getting online. So frustrating that so many scrap stores are going out of business. I love getting random products here, but when you have to wait for shipping, etc, that gets tough sometimes. I get mad when I have to leave a layout/idea sit for 7-10 business days. LOL


Edited by scrapchica on 10-14-13 03:21 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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It's not just stores. I got notice this week that Papercrafts magazine will not be publishing any more print magazines.... all digital. Sad


 
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Creating Keepsakes is going all digital too. Also sad. I don't read magazines on line, just don't enjoy it. Looks like I won't even get to read my last 2 issues !



 
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I hate to hear that about the stores and magazines. However, it really is annoying that CK magazine was still $5.99 (I think) and thin, thin, thin. When you are reducing it that much you really should reduce the price.

I want to mention...because it is a popular destination I know for many that Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg has a big store. I stopped, couldn't remember a thing on my wish list...but made sure I spent some $$ just because the stores are struggling. Keep it in mind when you are travelling...to search for stores and give them a little business if you are able to do so. I don't think that kind of spending ends up affecting where we usually shop...I figured it was part of a vacation spending perk.

I am actually planning an Archivers in Cincinnati trip while on Fall Break this week...glad to hear it is open for a shopping spree...for this I will take a list.


Edited by ScrappinMom4 on 10-17-13 10:24 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Archivers?!?! I certainly hope this isn't a trend with them.


 
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I did see somewhere that quite a few Archivers are closing. I don't know if there was ever a specific list shown anywhere.


 
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Someone listed them earlier in this post somewhere, but it is Coon Rapids, Gurnee, Nashville, North Olmstead, and Mall of America.


 
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I am so glad that mine in Columbus is still open. I LOVE that store. I totally understand how you feel about losing the one near you.


 
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OH NO!!!!! North Olmsted is my Archiver's too!!!!!!! But, yea, Fairlawn is really close. And whenever I was in the North Olmsted store, there was barely anyone there...


 
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