10 Once-Great Retailers That Are Now Pop-Up Halloween Shops
The scariest part of Halloween shopping isn't the pop-up stores full of movie tie-ins and slutty tollbooth collector costumes dotting the nation's half-dead shopping centers, but the tombstones of retailers past hidden by their temporary tarp banners. Halloween is about as good a time as any to take U.S. retail's preholiday temperature. For some unfortunate retailers, the result comes back as cold as a corpse. Even as the National Association of Realtors predicts retail vacancy rates will improve from 12 percent to 11 percent this year, some stores just aren't cutting it.