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      Pop-Up Halloween stores see early boom in customers

      (Joe O'Neill/WCIV)

      MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV)It's the scariest month of the year, and Charleston residents need to look no further than their own backyards for everything Halloween-related.{}

      Halloween Superstores are popping up around the Lowcountry, and they are already seeing a steady flow of customers looking for the latest and greatest costumes, decorations and scary surprises only specialty stores can carry.{}

      Spirit Halloween in Mount Pleasant has only been open about a week, and has already seen a boom in business in both the Mount Pleasant Town Center and West Ashley locations.{}

      Kat Harper is an assistant manager at Spirit Halloween, and says the store offers something for everyone.{}

      "We sell costumes, decorations, accessories, glow sticks, all kinds of stuff," Harper said. "Our business this year has been phenomenal Our first day open we probably had about $8,000 worth of sales. We've only been open for a week, and we've had constant flow."{}

      So whether you're dressing up as a scary serial killer or a sexy schoolgirl, there is something for everyone at pop-up Halloween stores. It's a trend that can only help the Lowcountry economy. {}

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