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Michaels Arts & Crafts scouting for staff for 3 P.R. stores

Michaels had three stores in Puerto Rico that closed in 2002.

A decade after exiting the local market, Michaels Arts and Crafts is looking to come back to Puerto Rico with at least three stores, News is my Business learned.

The retailer that specializes in selling products for the do-it-yourself home decorator, art supplies and craft supplies, is already scouting for store managers and assistant managers for locations planned for Bayamón, Caguas and Guaynabo, according to six job postings listed on its website.

Once the stores open, they would mark the return of the Irving, TX.-based chain which in the late 1990s had three stores in Puerto Rico, in Carolina, Hatillo and Mayagüez. The retailer opted to close them in 2002 after determining they were no longer profitable.

A spokeswoman for Michaels, who commented on the condition of anonymity, said there “is no information available at this time” that could be disclosed regarding Michaels’ future plans for the Puerto Rico market.

Once opened, the trio of local stores would join Michael’s existing 1,066 stores in 49 states and Canada.

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Business reporter with 29 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.


  1. kate May 8, 2012

    Whoo hoo! I hope Michaels comes to Puerto Rico. Really miss shopping there (California)

  2. Yoroy_777 June 25, 2012

    Oh my God!!!! I will be very happy if we have Michaels in Puerto Rico.  I will work for them.

  3. Dreadfulpins July 20, 2012

    I hope this is true ive been dying to have a michaels near me im from bayamon PR and i love doing crafts but there arent much craft stores here in pr and it sucks to only find on the internet good craft supplies

  4. Hmaldonado7296 July 21, 2012

    I’m having difficulties applying for the Caguas store. any other options…by the way, where in Caguas?

  5. Naviles34 August 6, 2012

    Where can u apply 🙂 .. I’m in bayamon puertoricos

  6. Yfeliciano October 7, 2012

    YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I”M VERY HAPPY!!!!!!!!

  7. Yolanda Mercado March 28, 2013

    In what year is Michaels Arts & Crafts is coming to Puerto Rico?

  8. Noemi March 29, 2013

    I’m also waiting for Michaels to open here soon. I haven’t found any more info on when there going to open.

  9. Jacelyn September 20, 2016

    I hope that the come to Puerto Rico. I really love the store and products.

  10. Migdalia Rivera September 29, 2016

    Puerto Rico needs a Michael retail store with good marketing and I believe that it will do well. Residence in the island love arts and craft and are well know for amazing artisan art

  11. Blanca Figueroa October 27, 2016

    I came from Virginia and trying to get a retail that sale arts and craft diy, none here after have Michael’s around the corner it’s frustrating trying to get all the supplies online! Hope this is a reality and not a maybe! WE need Michael’s here for sure! and Hope at the Montehiedra shopping Mall, now call Montehiedra Outlets.

  12. Carmen November 15, 2016

    Best regards

    Do you wonder when those stores comes to Puerto Rico? We are waiting please.
    Thank you

    1. Michelle Kantrow November 16, 2016

      Saludos. No han vuelto a dar información de cuando vendrían. En cuanto sepamos, los mantendremos al tanto!

  13. Angela January 17, 2017

    I would love to work for Michaels in the Bayamon area.

  14. William Rodriguez August 19, 2017

    Why you haven’t established yet? Is it a permission issue or other situation preventing your opening in Puerto Rico? Please, let me know. Maybe I can help. This is a very good moment to do business in Puerto Rico.

  15. Janet Aponte July 18, 2018

    I’m interested in working in Guayama, can you let me know if is coming to Guayama PR 00784 please THANK YOU VERY MUCH

    1. admin July 18, 2018

      Hi Janet: This article is a bit old, and unfortunately, I believe the plans Michaels may have had for the island are no longer. But thank you for reading and supporting our news site. Regards, Michelle Kantrow.

  16. Norma E. Rivera February 5, 2019

    Please come back! We love Michaels. Love buying and we need a craft store here.

  17. Norma E Rivera February 5, 2019

    Love Michaels, please do come back. It’s my favorite craft store, usually when I go to the states I visit Michels and do a lot of shopping there, but would love to have a store here in Puerto Rico.


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