More Treats than Tricks for Business Buyers this Halloween

Oct 31, 2012, 05:00 ET from

LONDON, October 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

With the annual Halloween festivities here, it's rather apt that a ghostly, 400-year-old pub is among the businesses for sale on

Buyers with an interest in the paranormal might consider relocating to the UK, where the market-leading directory of business opportunities is selling the old Inn, based in Warwickshire, England, as well as a recently-reduced lodge on the remote Isle of Skye, in Scotland, both of which are rumoured to be haunted.

The origins of 'All Hallows Eve' are still hotly debated, with evidence of a festival of the dead dating back to Pagan times, although the first recorded examples of spooky dressing come from the Scottish 'guisers' of the late 1900s.

And in the U.S. and Canada, there is no sign of the appetite for Halloween waning. Americans spent in excess of $1.2 billion on costumes alone in 2011.

Prospects currently advertised on include a year-round party supplies store in Indianapolis, and a pop-up gift and fancy dress shop with sales revenue of more than $1 million in San Diego, CA.

Andrew Markou, co-founder of, says: "Halloween may be associated with devilish dealings, but this festival brings a great deal of fun, excitement and sales.

"Our listings run the gamut from retail to tourism, alerting many to the benefits of family and business seasonal spending. Moving to business ownership can be life-transforming, and the wealth of Halloween-based opportunities available shows that there is 'a business for every season.'"

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