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A Call for Craft Enthusiasts: Michael's Arts & Crafts Store Opening Soon!

Michaels - 2200 E Lohman Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Excitement is brewing in the community as signs have been spotted on Lohman Avenue, heralding the arrival of a new Michaels arts and crafts store. Set to occupy the space previously held by Bed Bath & Beyond, the store's imminent opening has locals buzzing with anticipation.

This news marks a significant development, especially for those who remember the days when Michaels had a presence in the Mesilla Valley Mall. While that chapter may have closed in the past, the forthcoming store signals a rekindling of the arts and crafts spirit in the area.

According to their company Facebook, the process has been underway behind the scenes since October 2023, when NAI 1st Valley executed the lease. Since then, the space has been undergoing tenant improvements, a crucial phase in preparing the store to welcome enthusiastic shoppers.

Job seekers can also note job postings for various positions appearing on platforms like LinkedIn and Indeed as of April 9th. This signals employment opportunities and adds to the excitement surrounding the store's opening.

As the construction permit remains active, the final touches are being put in place. Several inspections are still pending before the coveted certificate of occupancy can be obtained. While there may be a few more hurdles to cross, the finish line is in sight, promising a vibrant addition to the local retail landscape.

Have you ever visited the store hoping it was open, only to find out it wasn't? You might have also noticed a Notice of Non-Responsibility posted on the door on 2/26/2024, which can be concerning. According to, in New Mexico, property owners can protect themselves from mechanics liens that may arise due to improvements made to their property by their tenants or lessees. To do this, they must post a "Notice of Non-Responsibility" conspicuously at the job site within three days of becoming aware of the improvement. This notice is appearing since Michael's is the tenant and not the owner of the building. This isn't the first time one has been seen.

Michaels - 2200 E Lohman Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001

But what exactly is Michaels, and why is its return generating such enthusiasm? Michaels is a haven for craft enthusiasts, offering various supplies and materials for different creative pursuits. From painting and drawing to scrapbooking and DIY home décor, Michaels caters to hobbyists of all ages and skill levels.

Michaels is a treasure trove of inspiration for budding artists, with aisles stocked with paints, brushes, canvases, and sketchbooks. Crafters will find everything they need to bring their visions to life, from yarn and fabric to beads and jewelry-making supplies. The store also offers seasonal décor items, providing endless possibilities for festive creativity.

Moreover, Michaels isn't just a store; it's a community hub where like-minded individuals gather to share ideas, attend workshops, and participate in crafting events. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a curious beginner, Michaels welcomes you to explore your creative side and unleash your imagination.

The reopening of Michaels in the area represents more than just a retail store; it celebrates creativity, innovation, and community. As the store prepares to open its doors, locals eagerly await the opportunity to once again indulge in their passion for arts and crafts, knowing that Michaels will be there to inspire and support them every step of the way.

Check out The Next Las Cruces YouTube Channel for more detailed views of the new location.


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