Thrift store

Former Salvation Army store becomes Spirit Halloween seasonal site

The former family store and Salvation Army donation center in Monroe will become a Spirit Halloween location this spooky season.

Located in Frenchtown Charter Township, just off the intersection of Mall and Telegraph Roads and behind where the new Chick-fil-A restaurant is being built, the store closed in late April. A Salvation Army representative told the Monroe News at the time that the closure was due to costly operations that were draining the nonprofit’s resources and that the COVID-19 pandemic had not only exacerbate these problems.

Previous report:Closing of Salvation Army family store in Monroe

Signs posted on the windows of the building currently advertise that the location will soon become a Spirit Halloween and that the store is hiring. The store locator page on says the location will open this month, but no specific date is given. According to the website, the 39-year-old Halloween retailer currently has more than 1,400 locations across the United States.

While the Salvation Army no longer has a thrift store in Monroe, others still operate at 3004 Van Horn Road in Trenton, 14275 Eureka Road in Southgate and 9850 Telegraph Road in Taylor. There are also other charitable and savings operations in Monroe, including Damascus House ReSale Shop, Goodwill, and Oaks of Righteousness’ Oaks Village.