WASHINGTON ( TheStreet) -- Yes, it's Halloween shopping season, but most pop-up stores opening in October won't have that sexy nurse costume you're looking for.While holiday outlets and costume shops will continue to fill in Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores, larger retailers such as Best Buy (BBY - Get Report), Borders (BGP) and Toys R Us will be targeting the mall zombies this Halloween as part of a larger seasonal push. Toys R Us plans to open 600 Toys R Us Express stores alone this holiday season, snatching up small, vacant retail properties across the U.S. and hiring an extra 45,000 seasonal workers to help run them. With the toy-and-games giant building toward an IPO next year and fending off competition from Wal-Mart (WMT - Get Report) and Target (TGT - Get Report), Toys R Us hopes the pop-up shops can expand upon the success enjoyed by in-store FAO Schwartz boutique shops last holiday season.
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