|Crafts & Stuff: Part 2|
Crafts & Stuff, despite being virtually wiped from history, is a chain we've actually visited before here on MyFloridaRetail. AFB got out to the Vero Beach location during its closing back in 2019, and explored some of the chain's history there. But today, we're going to expand even further on that history, while looking at photos of their former Cocoa location.
Crafts & Stuff actually traces its way back to 1976, but under an entirely different, but perhaps more familiar name... Ben Franklin!
For the uninitiated, Ben Franklin is a chain of old-school 5&10 stores, which amazingly survives to this day. The group of stores that would later become Crafts & Stuff started out in 1976, when an Atlanta-based franchisee bought out at least 2 former W.T. Grant stores- Vero Beach and Cocoa.