THE SPOOKY SEASON APPROACHES! – With Halloween officially only 60 days away (as of Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2, 2013), it’s no surprise that one of the nation’s biggest Halloween merchandisers has returned to the TriCounty area. Spirit Halloween, a division of novelty retailer Spencer Gifts LLC, is opening stores this week in the Pottstown Center, 223 Shoemaker Rd., Pottstown PA (above and below); and in Exton PA (at two different sites), King of Prussia PA, and Reading PA. The company is advertising that jobs remain available for district sales managers, store managers and assistant managers, and sales associates. Spirit Halloween’s first store in opened during 1983; it has more than 1,000 locations in all 50 states and throughout Canada for the 2013 season. Most are situated in high visibility, high-traffic strip centers like that in Pottstown. Stores usually open around Labor Day weekend and close in early November, the company said.
Photos and research by Fred Remelius