Now that it’s October, families are preparing for the Halloween season by visiting the Miami staple La Casa De Los Trucos, which has provided costumers and ghoulish fun for more than 51 years.
The shop opened in Havana in the 1920s and is owned by the Torres Family.
“The Torres family were in Cuba for forty-plus years,” said Jorge Torres, the store’s manager. “When Castro came to power, they shut down and there was a hiatus for ten years, maybe a little more. Then they opened up here in Miami in 1972.”
La Casa de Los Trucos has a devoted multigenerational client base.
The store has over 15,000 Halloween costumes available but Torres says that shopping for Halloween is like shopping for Christmas: You don’t want to wait until the last minute.