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Business owners adjust to the pandemic while still giving people a way to celebrate Halloween

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -  On Friday night, people are looking for ways to get out of their house while trying to stay safe and downtown businesses are adapting as COVID-19 continues to be a threat.  

“We call it Nightmare Before Miracle and we decked it all out for Halloween,” Owner of Copper Spoon Gary Skeel said. "We do plan to practice social distancing, asking guests to come in with a mask, we spread the tables apart.” 

Friday, Copper Spoon’s Halloween pop-up bar called ‘Nightmare Before Miracle’ officially opened. Skeel says it’s inspired by their Christmas themed bar, which is coming up this season. He says he wants to give people a way to celebrate Halloween but in a socially distant way.  

“We hope people will feel safe and still have a lot of fun,” Skeel said. 

Over at Parkview Field, people are sitting in the stands once again, but not to watch baseball.  

"We want to make sure that our fans feel comfortable, that they’re safe, that they can be healthy,” Vice President of Marketing for the TinCaps Michael Limmer said.  

It’s a part of their movie night series, and this time people are watching “The Sandlot”. 

Limmer says they have a number of safety precautions.   

"Wiping down all those common surfaces, masks are being worn, socially distant seating chart, "He said. "People do want to be out and doing things, and if we can provide a safe way to do it, then we will.” 

The Fort Wayne official trick-or-treating hours are October 31st from 5:30 p.m. to -7:30p.m. 

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Karli VanCleave

Karli VanCleave is a multimedia journalist at WPTA for the evening newscast. Karli is a Fort Wayne native and Indiana University Bloomington graduate.
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