Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Artbeat closing Franklin store

The following email was received announcing the closing of the Artbeat store downtown:

Dear Friends,

We are closing our Franklin store at the end of March. Sunday, March 28 will be our last day of operation.

When we opened our store and studio here nearly three years ago, we were proud to be part of an effort to revitalize Franklin's downtown, bringing you our signature products and services: creative gifts and art activities to take home to share with family and friends or to make in our studio.

Because of today's business climate, it is not possible for us to continue in this location.

We thank you for your support, for using ARTBEAT as a creative resource, for bringing your families here to celebrate birthdays and create family memories, and for allowing us to support your school, church, and scout groups through our donations. We will miss the many friends we've made here.

While we are leaving the Franklin downtown, we are not closing our business. We invite you to visit ARTBEAT in Arlington (  Our online store at will continue to supply the special selection of activities we are known for, like Creative Adventures™ sand art and Decopatch™ supplies. Our online selection will be growing over the coming months, and you can order products from us by phone at any time.

Our ART PARTIES will still be available to families in Franklin and surrounding towns. We will bring the party to your home or to another venue that's convenient to you. Click here for more information.

Gift cards will continue to be honored at our Arlington store.

As our parting gift to you, we are offering select items at deep discounts, including interesting fixtures that you might find useful in your home or studio. Please visit us to do some final shopping and let us say farewell.

Our best wishes to you,

Jan and Andrai

Franklin, MA

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