Halloween stores have popped up around the valley to sell costumes and decorations, a niche that didn’t really exist until a few years ago. The spooky stuff is a blessing, in a way, because for at least a few weeks, otherwise vacant storefronts spring to life again.
A former Blockbuster in La Verne is a Halloween store. Ditto with the former Linens N Things in Montclair, which has been vacant several years. Where else have you seen Halloween stores and what have they replaced?
My favorite Halloween store name is in Montclair, where a former men’s clothing store named The New Bonds is now The Monstore.