Halloween costume store in Mesa to close it's doors for good

Posted at 10:37 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 01:37:55-04

The most important question around Halloween is likely "who will you be?" 

For the past 38 years in Mesa, the answer could usually be answered by the Faber family. Except now, they may be out of answers.  

Howard and Mary Faber started selling costumes under the name 'Bubbles of Joy'.

About five years ago the couple retired and passed on the business to their daughter, Denise Horn, who renamed the business 'Groovie Ghoulie's Costumes'.  

However, customers don't show up like they used to.

Both Faber and Horn believe more people shop online or make their costumes themselves these days.

Because business isn't as good as it used to be, Ghoulies will now close their doors for good.  

"Last year was not good. It was not the best so we decided this year that it would be our last year," said Mary Faber.  

Ghoulies is known for its friendly staff. Employees like Patty Colomy have been around for decades.   

"It's been incredible. It's been my whole life. I'm 36 years old and it's been my whole life and it's been wonderful," said Colomy.  

Faber and Horn are targeting the end of November to finalize their closing. Until then, they need to sell all of their inventory.

Most of which has already gone on sale.