Spirit Halloween, a pop up holiday theme store, is temporarily open at the former Sears Appliances and Hardware location on the corner of Deer Park Avenue and Bay Shore Road in North Babylon.
It is a busy time for the specialty store, with Halloween about a month away, but the business will have to compete with Party City, located just three miles South on Deer Park Avenue.
Spirit Halloween will close up shop in mid-November.
The Sears Appliances and Hardware store at the 20 Bay Shore Road location, closed in April when the company began shutting down its under-performing stores.
The hardware store faced a losing battle against the ever-present Home Depot chain. Home Depot has a Deer Park store on Commack Road, near Tanger Outlets. It has a second store up the road in Commack. Sears also had to compete for customers with Lowe's on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore.