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Halloween usually brings rumors that Yankee Trader will close, but it seems that the end has finally come for the infamous Short North costume shop. Earlier today, an employee said the business will close for good at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.

Other than that, details were sketchy. When I called earlier, the employee who answered the phone refused to disclose details about the closing or how to reach owner Lynette Howard, who has run the store since 2000. However, window signs advertised significant discounts on merchandise and insisted that "all must go."