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Owner of San Antonio’s Starline Costumes retires

A brand new proprietor will take over the native staple in mid November.

SAN ANTONIO — Starline Costumes will proceed on.

Jacob Dell is taking up the 50-year-old company, positioned on Bandera Road, in mid November. Dell is the proprietor of fireworks company Magic within the Sky and a professor at UTSA.

Starline can be an extension of his business, which provides fireworks for Six Flags Fiesta Texas and theme parks in different components of the nation.

“We thought what a perfect opportunity to have a ready-made costume facility,” stated Dell.

Initially, the shop was set to shut when its present proprietor Julie Keck introduced her retirement in early October on social media.

“It’s an emotional decision because it’s part of, not just me, but my family,” stated Keck.

Her mom began the costuming business in 1972, and Keck joined a decade later. The retailer carries an assortment of rental costumes and is open year-round for all holidays. The business has been a San Antonio staple for a half a century, a mainstay locally.

Posted by Starline Costumes on Sunday, October 2, 2022

Recently, costumes have been solely out there for buy as Keck had deliberate to liquidate stock. She pulled again when Dell expressed curiosity in shopping for the company.

“We got a deal. We got it worked out so I had to stop pulling from the rental department,” stated Keck.

Retired rental stay on the gross sales flooring, however Keck stated, there are lots of costumes for customers to select from.

Starline will keep in the identical location, however Dell plans to replace the constructing and convey in additional stock for patrons to select from.

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