JOANN Fabric closing Centereach and Holbrook stores, opening Bohemia superstore


Sayville Plaza’s gain is Centereach and Holbrook’s loss.

Employees at JOANN Fabric and Craft Store locations in Centereach and Holbrook confirmed on Thursday that both stores will soon close, in advance of the spring opening of JOANN’s new superstore in Bohemia’s Sayville Plaza.

JOANN’s in Centereach will permanently close on Feb. 19, it was confirmed. Meanwhile, it’s offering 40 to 60 percent off sales on most items in the store. Operations will temporary be consolidated with the Holbrook store — as preparations of the new superstore are completed.

The superstore will open in the plaza’s former Sports Authority storefront. JOANN’s presence continues Sayville Plaza’s resurgence over the last two years.

The Sunrise Highway shopping area is now 100-percent leased, after concerns that the closures of Kmart, Borders, Sports Authority, Modell’s, Babies “R” Us, and other retail tenants would result in its demise. In recent months, Aldi, Christmas Tree Shops, At Home, Floor & Decor, Boot Barn and other retailers have either opened storefronts or inked leases in Sayville Plaza.

Top photo: Facebook/JOANN Fabric