Little Havana Costume Store Celebrates 50 Years in Business … – NBC 6 South Florida

Halloween is true across the nook and a Little Havana staple in all probability has all the things it’s essential costume up.
After a number of powerful years due to the pandemic and competitors from on-line retailers, La Casa De Los Trucos on Calle Ocho has been in a position to keep afloat.
Their secret? The administration there says it’s due to the those that work there and the big selection they carry.
“Now we have an worker that’s been right here since 1980. That’s 42 years,” stated supervisor Jorge Torres. “Staff which were right here a few years, a long time. We attempt to maintain constant and provide good service. We even have stuff that’s enjoyable. Folks prefer to have enjoyable.”
They’ve greater than 15,000 choices for purchasers’ costumes. They acknowledge, although, it hasn’t been the best few years.
“The previous couple of years have been very tough due to the pandemic,” stated Torres.
That development is altering in a optimistic method.

A survey by the National Retail Federation discovered folks will spend extra money than final yr on Halloween provides.
It’s anticipated that spending will go up half a billion {dollars} from final yr… from $10.1 billion in 2021 to $10.6 billion in 2022.
The survey discovered nearly 70% of individuals will spend cash on sweet, whereas 47% will spend cash on costumes.
Whereas some folks choose to browse on-line for spooky objects and décor, Torres tells NBC 6 that small companies are nonetheless important to the economic system.
“That is the spine of this nation,” he stated. “We attempt to maintain all the things native and we attempt to have selections for folks.”
The shop has expanded its hours for the month of October. They’re open from 10 a.m. to eight p.m., as a substitute of 6 p.m.
These two additional hours, plus being open on Sundays, are their method to make sure their clients have all the things they want for Halloween.



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