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Val Cohn and husband Richard run the seasonal Spirit Halloween store in Woodbury.

Seasonal costume business sets up shop in Woodbury

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Halloween is the second biggest holiday for retailers in the nation, after Christmas, and the owner of Woodbury retailer Spirit Halloween said hot costumes this year include "Alice in Wonderland" characters, "Toy Story" characters and Michael Jackson.


Store owners Richard and Val Cohn, who own four more stores across the Twin Cities, are in business for six weeks a year. The remainder of the year is spent traveling, and 2010 will find them in Egypt.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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