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The Last Halloween Hurrah For Frankel’s Costume Shop

The go-to costume store for many generations of Houstonians is closing after more than 70 years in business.

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Mermaid suits at Frankel’s Costume in Houston.


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After nearly 70 years, Frankel's Costume is going out of business. For generations, it's been the go-to place for many Houstonians for Halloween, and this is their last.

Owners Lonnie and Terrie Frankel are retiring, and they're selling the property to a Houston developer. The store is closing Dec. 27.

Here, Houston Matters revisits a conversation with Terry Frankel back in 2013.