Craftsman bar owner Brandon Gorman recently received a surprise shipment of gifts for his wife and daughters, and he’s not happy.
Gorman said he received an email from a friend saying he’d received a shipment of items from Craftsmans and Craftsmen’s Market, two popular craft stores in the Northeast.
The items were sent to his home and office, he said.
Gormans wife, Jessica Gorman, said she was surprised to receive the gifts and thought they were sent by the same person.
She said she doesn’t understand how he would know the two places were affiliated.
“They’re not,” Gorman said.
“I thought they had some kind of partnership.”
Gorman, who lives in the Columbus area, said he’s also received a package from Craft Supply, which is located in Philadelphia.
He said he wasn’t aware of Craft Supply and Craft Supply was affiliated with Crafts Bar.
Gomerans daughter, Emma Gorman-Corden, said the gifts weren’t the same as the ones sent to him.
“I think he just got them because they’re really nice,” she said.
She said her dad received an envelope containing three items, which included a large-format print of a baseball cap, a set of baseball gloves and a hat.
She added the gloves were handmade by his son, who she said is from the same town.
Goss said he thinks the items may have been sent from Craft’s Market and that it’s likely the two stores are affiliated.
Gomaros mother, Melissa Corden, agreed that it was “a little strange” to receive a package and said she’d never seen a Crafts store affiliated with another.
She also said she thinks Crafts Market was trying to get in on the Craftsmania.
“There are a lot of people who are trying to take advantage of it, trying to make money and get a piece of the pie,” she told The Associated Press.
Craft Supply’s founder, Greg Clark, said in a statement that he was surprised by the gifts.
“We have received multiple packages from Craft Supplies in recent days,” he said in the statement.
“While we are proud of the vast selection of craft products we offer, we are not affiliated with the Craft Suppers or Crafts Markets and we will continue to support local businesses as they continue to grow and thrive.”
Gomeris wife, Emma, said Craft Supply has been working with the couple since the election.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to be a part of Crafts, which has brought so much joy to our family,” she wrote.