Spirit Halloween store returns

The store that only comes out at Halloween is back.

Spirit Halloween is operating seven days a week in the Pavilion Center on Pacific Highway South in Federal Way, selling costumes, masks, wigs, makeup and props for the dress-up holiday.

The costume selection covers all ages and tastes, said store manager Lawrence Hightower. “Lord of the Rings” attire is hot this year, he said, adding “The Hulk” and “Spiderman” are popular with young boys.

The store will be open through Nov. 2, with a half-price sale planned for the last two days.

Spirit Halloween, founded in 1983, was an independent business before being acquired in 1999 by Spencer’s Gifts, the specialty retailer. Their parent company is Universal Studios.

From September through October, Spirit operates 180 stores in 26 states, leasing empty retail space during the Halloween season. The Federal Way location is one of 10 stores in Washington this year. Other sites include SuperMall in Auburn and two in Tacoma. Supplies come from Spirit’s permanent 100,000 square-feet distribution center.

QFC joins fight against leukemia

QFC, the grocery store chain that includes a Federal Way location, and the Washington/Alaska chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society wrapped up the sixth annual QFC Quest for the Cure golf tournament Sept. 22 at the Golf Club at Newcastle with more than $530,000 awarded to the Society by Quality Food Centers.

The funds raised will support the 2003 Quest for the Cure Research Fund recipient, Dr. Steven Collins.

Dean Olson, senior director of marketing and advertising for QFC, thanked the firm’s vendors and “cause-minded loyal customers” for helping raise money.

Hair-removal clinic moves

LaseHair USA has relocated its Federal Way clinic to the Capitol Square complex at 728 S. 320th St., suite D.

Using a federal-approved device for permanent removal of hair, LaseHair USA has operated in Federal Way since 1998, serving south King County and Pierce County.

Hohn L. Scott has hot month

John L. Scott Real Estate reported a record-breaking month in western Washington in August, with an 8 percent increase in the number of transactions and a 22 percent increase in dollar volume compared to August 2002.

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