Halloween fanatics were crushed to hear the rumors that Spirit Halloween is not setting up shop in abandoned buildings this fall. Earlier this week, a letter allegedly signed by the store seemingly reveals they won’t be opening up this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
After panic broke out on the internet, Spirit Halloween is officially responding to the rumors and the reported letter that is floating around.
On Wednesday, a letter quickly circulated across social media. The reported letter says that Spirit Halloween stores are unlikely to open this year due to coronavirus.
To Our Loyal Patrons and Fans,
It is with heavy hearts that the Spirit Halloween team must issue a notice regarding seasonal store openings in 2020.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, and the lack of international commerce at this time, it is likely that our stores will not be opening for the 2020 season.
However, for the sake of our Halloween superfans, we will be releasing several new items for the 2020 season including costumes, masks, wigs, indoor and outdoor decor items, animatronics, makeup, collectibles, props and in-depth accessories. With our “So Much Fun It’s Scary” mission statement, Spirit will continue to provide an entertaining and interactive in-store experience for all.
We apologize for the unfortunate news but greatly look forward to our 2020 season and beyond.
Following the circulation of this letter, Spirit Halloween responded to various Twitter users asking them to “keep an eye out on” their social media accounts on Friday.
“Hi there! Thank you for reaching out to us! Please keep an eye out on our Social Media Friday, the 26th, for a spooky surprise!”
Hi there! Thank you for reaching out to us! Please keep an eye out on our Social Media Friday, the 26th, for a spooky surprise!
— Spirit Halloween (@SpiritHalloween) June 24, 2020
Now, Spirit Halloween has confirmed that the rumors are not true and they are opening as normal this fall. Over 1400 Spirit Halloween locations will be open for customers and the company will follow health and safety regulations.
“We heard you’re crushed,” the company says in a statement. “Well, don’t worry, the rumors aren’t true. WE ARE BACK & WE GOT THIS COVERED. We are safely preparing the best in-store experience possible & can’t wait to welcome you back at our 1,400 locations. Come early & help made this year the #BestHalloweenEver.”
We heard you’re crushed. Well, don’t worry, the rumors aren’t true. WE ARE BACK & WE GOT THIS COVERED.
We are safely preparing the best in-store experience possible & can’t wait to welcome you back at our 1,400 locations. Come early & help make this year the #BestHalloweenEver pic.twitter.com/gbxvp54i6M
— Spirit Halloween (@SpiritHalloween) June 26, 2020
Within the announcement, Spirit Halloween shared a photo of a hazmat suit, sparking debate on if pandemic-inspired costumes will be at the ready for Halloween goers this year.
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