Good News for Crafters – Michael’s Arts and Crafts coming to Friendship Heights

Michael's Arts and Crafts map
via Washington Real Estate Investment Trust building flyer

A reader reports:

Michael’s Arts and Crafts has just signed a lease for the former TJ Maxx space in the Chevy Chase Metro Center building owned by Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. I am sure some crafters around town will find this news exciting.”

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5252 WISCONSIN AVENUE, NW

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  • yes!! I was just talking about this yesterday when I was ordering supplies for the holiday party where I volunteer.

    • SouthwestDC

      My office is having a door decorating contest, and I was thinking “If only there was a Michaels nearby”! I get a lot of craft supplies online, but sometimes it’s better to see them in person. And I always enjoy impulse-buying cheap scented candles when I’m there.

  • Yippeeee!!!!!!

  • I know my wife will be very excited…we might finally have a wedding scrapbook after 8yrs of marriage.

  • One here *and* one in downtown Silver Spring? That’s some serious regional expansion they’ve got going. I approve (though I hope they have the customer base to sustain it).

  • And now all of Friendship Hts will smell like dried eucalyptus!

  • That’s officially the best news I’ve heard in ages!!

  • SouthwestDC

    Friendship Heights might as well be the suburbs as far as I’m concerned, but I’m happy to see a major craft store opening a DC location. Hopefully there will be more to come!

      • Dude, why the eye roll? Friendship Heights is 10.7 miles from my house. The Seven Corners location is 10.8. And the AC Moore at Bailey’s Crossroads is the closest at 10.5 miles. If you’re not reliant on Metro then Falls Church still ends up being more convenient.

        • How can driving anywhere in the cluster that is the NOVA street/highway system be more convenient than somewhere on a Metro stop inside the Beltway?

          • SouthwestDC

            Ha, when I first saw this I was debating which would be more frustrating. I live in Capitol Hill so that’s a lonnnnng Metro ride. But Seven Corners is just terrifying.

  • Probably not the best news for the plethora of framing stores along Wisconsin Ave. from Tenley up to Friendship. I will NEVER understand why there are so many — do people really get new wall hangings framed that often?

    • I’ve always wondered this too. I got a painted framed once at my local framer, and I loved working with them, but I haven’t had a reason to go back. I’ve gotten stuff framed at craft stores and the dedicated frame stores do a much better job IMO.

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