The city of Redding has been clamoring for a Halloween store since September when Spirit Halloween Store, which usually occupies Circuit City on Dana Drive, never came in.
Now, a new Halloween store has come to town--kind of. Paige Allen used to be Redding’s resident Halloween store owner when she would sell costumes, makeup and wigs at her downtown shop, The Humor Store, every October.
Now that Spirit has not come to town, Allen decided to open up shop again. Although The Humor Store has since become an online-only store, she decided to rent out a store about a week and a half ago and sell Halloween gear. Her store, Halloween Headquarters is off of Hilltop Dr. next to Petco.
"They're [Spirit Halloween] usually open at the end of September. As soon as I found out that they weren't going to open here, I knew I had to do something," says Allen.Spirit Halloween's headquarters in New Jersey was contacted for the story but never responded to requests for an interview.
The Spirit Halloween website currently says the Redding store is “Coming Soon.”