For years, the only large art supply store in my city was a Michael's located about twenty-five minutes from my house. Unless I was in the area, or needed a substantial amount of items, I did not shop there because of the drive. Additionally, the aisles were, and still are, difficul to get through, and the store is overstocked with items, making it sometimes difficult to find what you need. The salespeople have been knowledgeable and friendly and with coupons in the weekly advertisement, I can often save a percentage off of one item.
PROS: Well stocked shelves.