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Halloween retail rises from the dead

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Some of these customers at Spirit Halloween say … staying at home during the pandemic is driving them nuts.

"I was tired of being at home of course I took precautions by staying at home but I was so bored and I felt like I was going into a depression staying at home," said customer Priscilla Guerrero at Spirit Halloween.

So when they saw this pop up store open, customers decided to start getting ready for Halloween.

"I’m all excited. I was passing by to see if it’s open. And I just couldn’t wait. I like everything here," said Halloween Maria Serna.

"It’s super exciting … super exciting and Halloween has always been my favorite Time of the year I just love everything about it … and I like to see the kids out and about," said Halloween goer Tracy Ventura.

Some have already decided what they’re going to be … for Halloween.

"This year I think we’re going to be either a clown or we’re gonna be zombies," said Guerrero.

Store managers say due to the pandemic some of their shipments have been delayed, but they’re still putting out supplies every day.

"Will eventually get everything … it’s just taking longer to get it," said assistant manager Quin Highfill at Spirit Halloween.

Store managers say customers are rushing in faster than the amount of supplies they’re receiving so far.

"It’s going really good it’s super busy we get rushes every hour or so and yeah it’s going really well already," said Highfill.

Despite the pandemic, some customers are choosing to move forward with their lives while still maintaining safety precautions.

"I’m so excited I feel like I don’t have to be stuck at home looking out the window … or making sure that I’m not gonna get attacked by you know somebody else being sick or I’m gonna get sick I’m just happy to be here I’m an outgoing person and I need to step out of the house. And being at home all day is just something I can’t do," said Guerrero.

As excited as the customers are to go shopping, Spirit Halloween managers say they are maintaining all health protocols for everyone's safety.

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