Recent Comments

Recent Posts




Halloween Express, 159 US-378: Fall 2016   2 comments

Posted at 12:12 am in closing






When I was taking the pictures of Dooley's, I happened to notice this empty building on the other side of the street. After doing a little googling, I found that it was a former Aaron's, and that, um, I had already done a closing for it, something I honestly have no memory of!

However, I find I can legitimately feature the building again as it has more recently been a Halloween Express holiday store. These tend to pop up in exactly these sorts of buildings: Large, and apparently un-rentable, under the theory that a few months of money coming in is better than zilch. For now at least, you can see the building kitted out for Halloween here.

Written by ted on February 28th, 2017

Tagged with , , , , ,

2 Responses to 'Halloween Express, 159 US-378: Fall 2016'

Subscribe to comments with RSS or TrackBack to 'Halloween Express, 159 US-378: Fall 2016'.

  1. Strange. I have seen stores as this in the past. The store will open in a closed building for a holiday of some sort, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Veterans Day and so on.
    How it is possible to do this. Do the people that rent the stores keep all their goods in their house until the holiday. I can sort of see how a fireworks stand might work. I can't see or imagine how others would be able to rent a place to store all their merchandise until a particular date. I'm a bit perplexed. Someone give me a twist on this.

    Who is anyone going to open a Halloween store once a year and make money? I'm missing something, besides my good sense.


    28 Feb 17 at 4:38 pm

  2. Marketplace did a story on this awhile back,

    It sounds like a lot of these stores are owned by companies that operate year round, like Spencer's so they probably already have the supply pipeline in place.

    I also googled Halloween Express and it looks like a pretty legit operation, their website says most of their stores are seasonal but some are open year round, I would guess this is where the inventory goes that doesn't sell at the pop up stores.

    I couldn't imagine working a Halloween store in the off season.


    1 Mar 17 at 9:24 am

Leave a Reply


Recently Updated Posts