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Halloween Pop-Up Stores Already Open in Metro

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Halloween Express store. (WHO-HD)

Halloween Express store. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — When Halloween comes around you won’t be able use the excuse that you didn’t have time to get a costume.

Halloween pop-up stores are opening earlier this year than in the past. As a matter of fact, the Merle Hay Mall “Halloween Express” location opened on August 2nd.

Analysts say Halloween pop-up stores have exploded in the past few years, as consumers spend more on holiday festivities.

About 1,700 pop-up stores opened last year. That’s a 30-percent increase over the last four years.

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