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VIDEO | Look inside the Halloween store setup in former Shopko building

West Bend, WI – The white storage pods are gone from the parking lot of the former Shopko, 1710 S. Main Street, as staffers work to assemble displays in the coming weeks as the Halloween store preps to open in West Bend.  It’s a field of towering boxes in the entry of the store. What do you recognize from the old Shopko?
There are 16 Spirit Halloween stores in Wisconsin. The store in Fond du Lac is currently open.

Spirit Halloween store

According to its website:
Spirit Halloween has one single goal, to deliver the very best Halloween experience possible to all of our guests. We are the largest seasonal Halloween retailer in the world and the premier destination for everything Halloween. Since being acquired by Spencer Gifts, LLC in 1999, we have grown from 63 locations to over 1,300 across the United States and Canada and service the globe on SpiritHalloween.com.
Every season our team works tirelessly to create new and innovative ideas in Halloween costumes, accessories, animatronics, décor and more – utilizing the latest technology to dazzle even the most hardcore Halloween fans.
You will hit the ground running in this fun, fast-paced, challenging environment where every team member is an essential component of our success and everyone’s voice is important in a culture built on respect, integrity and a community of giving back. At the heart of Spirit Halloween is Spirit of Children, a program which focuses on making hospitals less scary for children.
Emily Putnam with Spirit Halloween said the store in West Bend will likely open in a couple weeks. The store’s web page lists “planned to open September 3.”
The stores normally stay open through November with big sales after Halloween, October 31.
The Halloween supply store will only take up about a third of the front of the former Shopko building.  This is the second year Spirit Halloween has operated out of the old Shopko, which officially closed in June 2019.
The last day for the Shopko in West Bend was April 15, 2019.
Trick or treat hours across Washington County.  We’re starting to compile a list and that will be updated as information becomes available.
Town of Addison 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.
Hartford 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31
Village of Jackson 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Village of Slinger 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

Village of Germantown 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. (Ben from the clerk’s office said, “Trick or treat will go on even if it snows…. like it did in 2019.” He said Germantown received 6 inches of snow. Remember that??

Village of Kewaskum 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

Village of Richfield 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

West Bend 4 p.m. – 6 p.m on Saturday, Oct. 31.

We still have calls out and are awaiting response from Town of Erin.
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