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Ok Well it is September 8th and I have YET to see a Spirit Store here in DFW :mad:

Does anyone know where there is one? I don't Want to drive all the way to Tyler to get stuff!

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Ok Well it is September 8th and I have YET to see a Spirit Store here in DFW :mad:

Does anyone know where there is one? I don't Want to drive all the way to Tyler to get stuff!

Thanks!

I plugged a Dallas zip code into their store locator and came up with 3 places within 100 miles--yikes, still a trip even if Sherman, Tx is closer. Wonder why no one in the DFW area is interested in running a location. What kind of competition is there down there for halloween?

http://www.spirithalloween.com/storelocation.aspx?zipPostalCode=75201
 

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Ok Well it is September 8th and I have YET to see a Spirit Store here in DFW :mad:

Does anyone know where there is one? I don't Want to drive all the way to Tyler to get stuff!

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Wow, I am originally from Dallas (Irving). There are 4 Spirit stores here close to me where I live now :) What's up with DFW??!! Who wants to drive to Sherman TX? LOL
 

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Spirit Stores

I have not found one in the San Antonio area yet either. What is going on??? It seems that Halloween is being neglected this year. :(
 

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DFW will have stores again... I just spoke to a friend whose father installs the phone lines and security systems every year for the DFW locations.... although it sounds like it will still be a couple of weeks before any of our locations open. When I find out open dates, I'll post them here.
 

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What a surprise, someone unhappy with something related to the Spirit of Halloween stores.
Yep big surprise. The store here has had a sign on it's door for a month saying it will be open in September.

Well it's September 8th and they're still not open. I've quit looking for them to open the door even for a look.

Our local Party On! shops now have two huge Halloween Mania Megastores and the prices are much better than Spirit. The Spirit store here last year was twice the price on everything from Foggers/Fog Juice to Creepy cloth. I bought all my supplies at Party On! since they were open last month to take my money right on schedule.
 

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I am with you!! I am in Bedford, TX, and the closest one listed to me is Waco!!! I am waiting....hopefully Dalloween will have some locations in DFW soon!!
 

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That's rough. I lucked out this year, with a store being only 40 or so minutes away :)
 

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Ok Well it is September 8th and I have YET to see a Spirit Store here in DFW :mad:

Does anyone know where there is one? I don't Want to drive all the way to Tyler to get stuff!

Thanks!
I'm with you inerd! Every year, all the DFW stores open around the end of September!!??!! I just dont understand how they can afford to do that! It seems they are trowing away so much profit. Last year, the Mesquite store opend the last week if September!!! That was CRAZY:mad: And the store set up was horrible! Stuff was scatteted everywhere and it looked like a junk yard!

This Year, I wonder how many stores will even be open in DFW! I belive the blame falls on those that operate the store, rather then corp. offices.

This past weekend I went the the Tyler store... Let me tell you, those operators got it right! Not only is it the best set up Spirit store I have seen, but they make it a point to open BEFORE labor day:) Every year I go there on the 1st weekend of Sep. to check out their stuff! The operator is a great guy who keeps me posted of Spirit happenings... with that kind of service, I would rather buy from him... Just wish they would open one in the DFW market.
 

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I stopped by the Spirit store on September 8th in Hazleton, expecting them to be open because the sign in the window they put up in August said "Opening in September". They were closed. Peering through the paper, it didn't look like there was anything going on inside either.
 

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We have one by the Northridge Mall in Northridge every year. It says it will be open soon but I don't even see any signs out on the building yet. :-(
 

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I was at a soccer tourney in Frisco/Plano this weekend, and was so hoping to hit some Halloween stores - but alas, the only one I found was Halloween Express, which I have here in my own town! AND I did go ahead and stop- but they weren't opening until this week! SO, no shopping for me this past weekend! :(
 

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I've always wondered on stores that set up like this (Crown Books is one of them too that takes over closed retail spaces for a few months), whether its just an issue of leasing contracts for the space, getting enough help for the set up, having enough money or credit to get the inventory delivered or something more to do with working with corporate to get the stores opened in time. I know Spirit's hope is to be open the weekend of Labor Day.
 

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I hate it too, but they usually don't open up until late Sept or even early Oct. I sucks to hear everyone else going shopping and stuff and we have to wait. I heard the one in Mesquite is coming back but not til late Sept or so. I think I heard something about Rockwall getting one maybe? Can't remember where but another one should pop up arount town.
 

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yes, the ones in my area, East Bay San Francisco, or at least the one I go to in Concord/Pleasant Hill, still has "now hiring" banner in the window...shouldn't they be open by now???
 

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We have Halloween Express ( WAY TO EXPENSIVE in my opinion ) And We have Cowtown Halloween and Party City and Walmart and Target Thats all we have right now! Thankfully Party City has had what I needed! But I would love to see more halloween Stores!
 

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This post goes to late opening Spirit stores as well as those like Target, Walmart, etc.

What I don't get is that by opening so late, when other stores are already shelving merchandise weeks before, don't they think that a lot of people will have already spent most of their dollars at other locations and have less to spend at their store? One month or one and a half-months isn't much time to carry seasonal IMO. Not that many weekends. Especially not with two parents working full-time jobs these days and kids having after school activities and homework in September/October. It just doesn't give families much time to go shopping together for their house/yard/kids/parties.

If the store hasn't reduced the volume of merchandise they are shelving to compensate for the short sell period, I would think they won't be able to sell out in such a short frame and will have to put more merchandise on clearance. Great for us I guess, but doesn't seem a healthy approach for a store.
 
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