Ready for fall? Spirit Halloween is, with several locations popping up in Central Pa.
The official first day of fall is Saturday, Sept. 23, but Spirit Halloween stores are popping up everywhere to get the season off to a spooky start.
Spirit Halloween is known for renting out vacant stores as a "pop-up" location for the Halloween holiday. If you are ready to start decorating for All Hallows' Eve or planning your costume, you can find several of these festive retail stores in the area.
- Inside the former Home Goods store: 351 Loucks Road, York
- Inside the former Gander Outdoor location: 725 Town Center Drive, York
- Inside the former Burlington store: 2801 East Market St., York
- Inside the former CVS Pharmacy: 3201 Market St., Camp Hill
- Inside the former Bed & Bath & Beyond: 6416 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg
- Inside the former Dicks Sporting Goods location: 1155 Carlisle St., Hanover
Shoppers can go in-store or do an order online and pick up in store.
According to Spirit Halloween’s website , it was founded in 1983 and today is the largest Halloween retailer in North America, with over 1,450 pop-up locations in strip malls and centers.
Spirit Halloween locations open across York County
It may only be September, but the spirit of Halloween is popping up across York County.
Spirit Halloween stores, that is, are opening as families prepare for holiday costumes and parties.
The popular destination for folks to find the perfect costume for All Hallows' Eve in the county has locations open already. This year, the stores are occupying four recently vacant properties.
- Inside the former Home Goods store at 351 Loucks Road in York City.
- Inside the former Gander Outdoor store at 725 Town Center Drive in West Manchester Township.
- Inside the former Burlington Coat Factory at 2801 E. Market St. in Springettsbury Township.
- Inside the former Dicks Sporting Goods in the North Hanover Mall at 1155 Carlisle St. in Hanover.
The stores are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Spirit Halloween, which is owned by Spencer Gifts, says it has 1,500 stores across the United States and is the largest Halloween retailer in North America. Online orders can be picked up at any location.
According to the National Retail Federation, people were expected to spend a record $10.6 billion on Halloween celebrations in 2022, returning to pre-pandemic levels. That study showed that 36% of customers planned to shop at specialty stores, such as Spirit Halloween.
The chain's business model was built, in part, on taking advantage of a glut of vacant commercial spaces by signing short-term leases. Indeed, the York County locations are all former big box stores.
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Catherine Loy, director of specialty leasing at the commercial real estate investment firm JLL, told Marketplace that pop-up businesses have become increasingly popular.
“The pandemic made it even more attractive, because of the nature of it," she said. "You pop up and do what you need to do.”
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