Roberts Arts & Crafts announced earlier this week that they are closing their five remaining retail locations and, starting in January, will operate only as an online store.
Roberts Arts & Crafts was founded in 1963 and the first store was a name you may have heard one or twice before ….. It was called Provo Craft!Â (The store was located in Provo, Utah.) As the business grew, they eventually decided to separate the wholesale business from the retail business, thus creating the Roberts Arts & Crafts brand for for the retail side, and retaining the Provo Craft name for the wholesale side.
At its peak, Roberts had a total of 11 retail locations. Sadly, especially for our Utah area readers, Roberts will begin liquidating their final 5 retail locations on December 5, 2011. An end of an era.